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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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