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Hypothyroid:A History

Hypothyroid:A History

Hypothyroid:A History   No one knew how the thyroid extract worked. Use extended in 1894 to treatment of simple goiter. Chinese may have use these extracts in the 15 century. 1895 Baumann found iodine in the thyroid gland. In 1914 Kendall...

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Hyperthyroid: A history

Hyperthyroid: A history

1860 surgeons removed the thyroid goiters in the hyperthyroid patients, but it killed them. In the ones that survived the hyperthyoid condition improved. 1880 they could remove the thyroid without killing many of them. 1890 the use of excessive...

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Hyperthyroid History#1

Hyperthyroid History#1

Thyroid dysfunction we know as hypo and hyperthyroidism was not thought to be thyroid diseases when first described in the 19 th century. Instead a slow acquired evidence  gradually defined the diseases. Coindet described thyrotoxicosis without...

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Goiter: History Part 2

Goiter: History  Part 2

Iodine was discovered in the residue of burnt seaweed in 1812. ( Courtois). 1820 Coindet gave iodine (KI) as the active ingredient in seaweed to goiter patients. The goiters shrank. However, toxic effects occurred from excess iodine in some...

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Goiter History #1

Goiter History #1

Goiters were known for centuries before it was discovered to be related to the thyroid or even that the thyroid gland existed at all. The Greeks called the goitrous swelling a bronchocele. The term was used for 200 years after the thyroid gland...

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