WILLIAM HOROWITZ, M.D., F.A.C.P; ARTHUR A. BERENBAUM, M.D.
Primary hyperparathyroidism was seldom diagnosed during life prior to 1925. Twenty-six of 27 recorded cases from 1903 to 1925 were diagnosed at autopsy.1 The pioneer work of Mandl2 in 1926, consisting in the removal of a parathyroid adenoma from a patient suffering from osteitis fibrosa cystica, with remarkable improvement, and the reported extraction of a parathyroid hormone by Collip,3 caused an immediate upsurge in the seeking out of cases of hyperparathyroidism. The subsequent classic studies carried out by Albright and co-workers12a, b, c, d aided greatly in establishing hyperparathyroidism as a well defined clinical entity. A higher index of suspicion
HOROWITZ W, BERENBAUM AA. PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM DUE TO A PARATHYROID ADENOMA: ANTEMORTEM DIAGNOSIS WITH TERMINATION IN POSSIBLE ACUTE PARATHYROID HORMONE INTOXICATION*. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:181–189. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-181
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(1):181-189.
Emergency Medicine, Endocrine and Metabolism, Parathyroid Disorders.
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