FRANK Q. NUTTAL, M.D.; RICHARD P. DOE, M.D.
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To the Editor: We have read with interest the report of Rives, Furth, and Becker in the June, 1965, issue of the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (62: 1139) concerning Achilles reflex speed recording as a test of thyroid function.
Although it was not so emphasized by the authors, they confirmed our earlier findings reported in the August, 1964, ANNALS (61: 269). We had also found that use of the shortest contraction time (S-D interval) obtained from a single leg in interpretation of the Kinemometer tracings resulted in poor separation of euthyroid individuals from those with hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. On the
NUTTAL FQ, DOE RP. ACHILLES REFLEX IN THYROID DISEASE. Ann Intern Med. ;64:217–218. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-1-217
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(1):217-218.
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