A review of the literature shows that toxic adenoma of the thyroid has been considered under a variety of names. Some of these synonyms are:
Enlargement of the thyroid gland in connection with enlargement or palpitation of the heart—Parry1 (1825).
Constitutional iodism—Rilliet2 (1859).
Iodine exophthalmic goiter; iodine Graves' disease—Trousseau3 (1860).
Formes frustes exophthalmic goiter—Trousseau4 (1862); Marie5 (1883).
Secondary Basedow—Gauthier6 (1893); Buschan7 (1894).
Basedowified goter—Marie8 (1897); Struma basedowificata—Kocher9 (1906).
Goiter heart—Kraus10 (1898).
Iodine thyroidism—Breuer11 (1900).
Toxic nonexophthalmic goiter—Plummer13 (1912).
Toxic adenoma of the thyroid—Plummer14 (1913).
Adenoma with hyperthyroidism—Plummer15 (1916).
Hyperfunctioning adenomatous goiter—Plummer16 (1921).
Nodular goiter with hyperthyroidism—Rienhoff18 (1927).
In a recent study of the goiter problem, Aschoff19 stated: "We were able to show that the nodular form was not a kind of hyperplasia or hyperplastic condition, as was then believed, but that we were dealing with a definite tumor formation, namely, adenomata." Do simple adenomas of the