LESTER RICH, M.D.; JACK GORDON, M.D.; TOBY FREEDMAN, M.D.
The parathyroid glands were first described in 1880 by Ivar Sandstrom after a series of cadaver dissections. Ten years later von Recklinghausen reported three probable examples of hyperparathyroidism, emphasizing the bony changes. Erdheim in 1906 was the first to relate calcium metabolism to the parathyroid glands. In 1924 and 1925 Hanson1 and Collip2 isolated the parathyroid hormone and demonstrated the elevation of serum calcium following injection of this hormone. The first successful surgical removal of a parathyroid tumor was accomplished by Felix Mandl in 1924.
The stimulus of Albright's work has produced a large literature describing the physiologic mode of
RICH L, GORDON J, FREEDMAN T. HYPERPARATHYROIDISM WITHOUT BONE OR KIDNEY MANIFESTATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:1125–1134. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-5-1125
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(5):1125-1134.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Nephrology, Parathyroid Disorders.
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