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The occurrence of associations between diseases exerts a continuing fascination. In any single patient is the occurrence of two diseases a coincidence, did one cause the other, or did something else cause both? The association of anemia with thyroid disease is classic, Charcot having included anemia in the description of myxedema in 1881. Dr. Tudhope has made important contributions to this field, which he reviews in workman-like manner in a monograph that will be useful to a variety of readers.
He details the extensive experimental evidence that induced hypothyroidism may readily produce anemia in animals. In contrast, the anemia of
The Thyroid and the Blood.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:148–149. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-1-148_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(1):148-149.
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