Goitre History 101; 1900 Goitre

Goitre History 101; 1900 Goitre

Goitre History 101; 1900 Goitre

Goitre History 101; 1900 Goitre

Taken from the 1904 textbook

What will they say about thyroid disease in 100 years from 2017?

Prostate,Pancreas,Diaphragm,Spleen,Thyroid,and Hydrocephalus.
A HlSTORlCAL REVIEW.
BENJAMlN MERRlLL RlCKETTS,PH.B.,M.D.
CINCINNATI
1904

Causes:

(1)Heredity, Many cases of congenital goiter

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(2) Mental worry Some felt it caused goitre.

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(3)water, fresh water sand stone conducive to goitre growth.
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(4) iron pyretes, 16 th century Paracelsus ( iron in the water caused goitre.)
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5 earthy salts, silica,aluminum,lime,magnesia,iron and manganese, goitre in clay eaters in Bolivia. also  goitres in carboniferous lime districts.
The Quechua hosts preparing the clay meal.
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(6) nephritis, Any type induces rapid onset of goitres.
(7)malaria,
(8)acute infectious diseases,
(9) hemorrhage into the gland from a ruptured blood vessel causes abnormal goitre growth.
(10)parasites,(vegetable and animal),(I)Echinococcus, most common;cysticercus,rare;(3)paragonimuswestermani,rare.
(11) bacill.1) Colicommune,rare;(2) pneumonococci,rare;(3) typhoid,rare;(4)tuberculosis,not common;(5) microorganisms of selective type water

(12) thyroiditis: follows  injury, surgery, or infection

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