Diseases of the Thyroid Gland

Diseases of the Thyroid Gland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...disease. This assumption has led to endless embarrassment to the operating surgeon. According to Charcot forme fruste represents a type of the disease made up of one or more of the chief triad symptoms (exophthalmos, goiter, tachycardia and to these he added tremor) with a number of secondary symptoms, such a.s digestive disturbances, nervous symptoms, disturbances in respiration, disturbances in the genital sphere and in the urinary secretion. In drawing the analogy Charcot was guided only by symptoms present at a given time. He ignored entirely the fact that the onset, the inherent physical substratum and the final course were without definite similarity to the typical Basedow's disease. There are any number of instances in medical history where like error in logic ended in confusion. Chancre and chancroid, typhus and typhoid may be cited as instances. Whatever may be the ultimate solution of the question of relation, however, the classic Basedow and the forme fruste, surgical experience has emphatically proved that the prognosis is wholly different and so far as the surgeon's activities are concerned the relationship between the two diseases is not very close. There is a wide divergence of opinion among neurologists as to the relation of this disease to (Jraves' disease on the one hand and unrelated neuroses on the other. To neurologists it is largely an academic question, but to surgeons it is more vital. Nevertheless there is a constancy in the symptomatology and course which bespeaks a fundamental pathologic defect but i-egarding it we are yet in the dark. Unfortunately we cannot attack the problem as yet on the only certain basis, that of etiology, consequently the prognosis is the most reliable guide. The most constant phenomena...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 185.42 x 241.3 x 10.16mm | 45.36g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573080
  • 9781236573087