This work discusses a difficult and complicated subject in a manner that cannot be praised too highly. In all cases the data are reduced to the simplest possible terms, and in this form are of eminently practicable value. The enormous literature has been sifted carefully and only the positive and proved points made available here for the general practitioner.
The first chapter deals with the thyroid gland, its anatomy and development, and concludes with an uncommonly concise statement of its function. This is followed by an equally clear exposition of what is known of its interrelation with other glands of internal secretion.
After the causes of goiter have been given, a classification is made. Here, again, simplicity is attained without sacrifice of truth. The small group of diseases of the thyroid given can be used to express clinical, histologic and physiologic facts with equal success.
The enormous increase of iodine