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Title: The thyroid gland and its relation to marasmus in children
Author: Simpson, John William
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1906
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Abstract:
(1) Undoubted changes are frequently found in the thyroid gland in infants, in acute diseases, (E.G) Broncho Pneumonia, and in chronic conditions, (E.G) Tuberculosis. (2) Undoubted changes also occur in the thyroid glands of infants dying of Marasmus. (3) In Marasmic cases these changes consist chiefly in a disappearance of the colloid, and an increased fibrosis. (4) The greater number cf true marasmic children in spite of careful dieting and good hygienic surroundings, fail to improve and ultimately die. In them one of the most marked post mortem changes is seen in the thyroid gland (as already stated). (5) In these cases of Marasmus which have been given small doses of thyroid extract in addition to the ordinary dietary, marked improvement sets in almost immediately, in improvement which is steadily maintained.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.735149  DOI: Not available
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