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THE EFFECT OF THYROID THERAPY ON UNDERDEVELOPED CHILDREN

THE EFFECT OF THYROID THERAPY ON UNDERDEVELOPED CHILDREN Some time ago, Dr. Philip Cohen and I studied the effect of thyroid therapy on children,1 and found that thyroid extract in small or moderate doses did not increase the basal metabolic rate of children whose initial basal metabolic rate was normal. When the basal metabolism was subnormal, thyroid extract even in very small doses caused an increase in it. At the same time it was noticed that the children who had been receiving thyroid extract showed an unusual increase in growth during the period of therapy. Since the publication of these results, I have had the opportunity to study further the effects of thyroid therapy on children, and this paper presents my observations. Sixteen children were studied over a period of from three months to two years. Unfortunately, the district in which our hospital stands has been rapidly changing from a Jewish to a Porto Rican population, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

THE EFFECT OF THYROID THERAPY ON UNDERDEVELOPED CHILDREN

American journal of diseases of children , Volume 41 (6) – Jun 1, 1931

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1931 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940120026002
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Abstract

Some time ago, Dr. Philip Cohen and I studied the effect of thyroid therapy on children,1 and found that thyroid extract in small or moderate doses did not increase the basal metabolic rate of children whose initial basal metabolic rate was normal. When the basal metabolism was subnormal, thyroid extract even in very small doses caused an increase in it. At the same time it was noticed that the children who had been receiving thyroid extract showed an unusual increase in growth during the period of therapy. Since the publication of these results, I have had the opportunity to study further the effects of thyroid therapy on children, and this paper presents my observations. Sixteen children were studied over a period of from three months to two years. Unfortunately, the district in which our hospital stands has been rapidly changing from a Jewish to a Porto Rican population, and

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1931

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