Case of Sporadic Cretinism (Infantile Myxedema) Treated Successfully with Thyroid Extract. [Offprint].
by OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).
[New York]:: Archives of Pediatrics, 1895., 1895. Series: Archives of Pediatrics, Feb. 1895. 23.5 cm. 4 pp. Printed wrappers; extremities slightly chipped. Very good. "The greatest purely medical success story of the 1890s was the introduction of thyroid extract to treat the disease known as cretinism or myxedema. In 1893 Osler was among the first American physicians to use the treatment. He made a special study of the disease, corresponding with physicians across the continent to try to determine its prevalence. In the 1895 revision of his text he hailed the results of thyroid feeding as 'unparalleled by anything in the whole range of curative measures. Within six weeks a poor, feeble-minded, toad-like caricature of humanity may be restored to mental and bodily health.' In 1897 he delivered a major paper, 'Sporadic Cretinism in America,' to a Washington Congress of Physicians and Surgeons in which he used stunning before-and-after lantern slides to show marvelous transformations' and 'undreamt-of transfigurations,' and in addition to citing all the medical literature on the subject also referred to descriptions by Milton, Shakespeare, and an instance of 'the brave kiss of the daughter of Hippocrates.'" – Michael Bliss, William Osler: A Life in Medicine, pp. 243-244. Golden & Roland 650. [HM]
(Inventory #: M13495)
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.