JACOB KLEIN, M.D.
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For the past 50 years medicine has been so dominated by bacteriologic concepts of etiology, that we have become accustomed to look for the cause of a given disorder. However, in modern biochemical studies of metabolic diseases we have learned that there is frequently a correlation of various factors in a state of equilibrium. For some time iodine deficiency was stressed as a cause of goiter. During the past century there have been occasional references to the importance of calcium in the water supply as a cause of thyroid disease. Again other investigators have ascribed an important rôle to bacterial
KLEIN J. THE CORRELATION OF MINERAL METABOLISM AND THE VEGETATIVE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN THYROID DISEASE*. Ann Intern Med. 1935;8:798–804. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-8-7-798
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(7):798-804.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Thyroid Disorders.
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