Goiter:Iodine History #3
The proof of iodine as the cause of goiter was not known for another 10 years. The use of iodine for goiter still was not used as it was seen as toxic and or irrational. This attitude resulted in continued goiter and cretinism. Slowly after the girls in Akron study it was becoming accepted that iodine was the cause. Still it was not accepted for treatment for decades. Still today iodine treatment for goiter is not universally done in all countries. Modern treatment is followed by the consortium ( International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency disorders). The goal is for all the people on earth to have sufficient amounts of iodine.