FRANK H. LAHEY, M.D.
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We wish to call attention to two thyroid states concerning which very little appears in the literature, and both of which possess very serious possibilities of fatalities unless properly appreciated and properly managed. The first is the patient with very severe hyperthyroidism bordering upon the so-called thyroid crisis, and the second is the state which we have termed apathetic thyroidism.
Patients with exophthalmic goitre apparently have the faculty of not infrequently leading their medical advisors into a false sense of security. This is perhaps due to the fact that patients with this disease are notably optimistic. Clinically this
LAHEY FH. The Management of Severe and of Atypical Hyperthyroidism*. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:1123–1128. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-9-1123
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(9):1123-1128.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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