Theory and Practice of Thyroid Therapy: Being Some Experiences of the Results of Thyroid Medication, with Deductions Concerning the Influence of Thyroid Secretion in Health and Disease, and Certain Effects of Drugs and Various Circumstances Upon Thyroid Secretion : a Book for General Practitioners

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William Wood, 1911 - Thyroid - 154 pages
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Page 32 - The nursing mothers have active thyroid glands, for it has been shown that, if thyroid secretion be deficient or absent, a mother cannot continue to suckle her child. Also the administration of thyroid gland substance in such a case promotes or increases the flow of milk. Thus breast-fed children start in life with an inherited tendency to thyroid activity, in spite of any subsequent depression that may occur as the result of measles or other complaint.
Page iii - Being some experiences of the results of Thyroid medication, with deductions concerning the influence of Thyroid secretion in health and disease, and certain effects of drugs and various circumstances upon Thyroid secretion.
Page 9 - But it has already been mentioned that enlarged tonsils and adenoids are a confession of thyroid inadequacy on the part of the organism, so we need not marvel if they are put into the pathological picture, which after all only represents some of the various phases of the rickety type. The moral of this is, that when you remove the tonsils and adenoids you must be prepared to give thyroid.
Page 25 - It may be objected by some that in many cases the teeth are already calcified in the gum, though not erupted. True, but the teeth are still immature and it is necessary for their perfect development that there should be both an adequate supply of calcium and also power to absorb it. Another cause of the increase in thyroid deficiency, and therefore indirectly in the increase of dental caries, may be found I think in the lower birth-rate and increasing disability of mothers to suckle their infants.
Page 24 - But it seems probable that even in soft-water districts the ordinary food would contain far more than the small amount of calcium required to make good the caries in these defective teeth, so that the real explanation is more likely to be that the caries in these children was due in some measure to a lessened efficiency of their thyroid glands caused by the...
Page 40 - ... horse meat. The old horse's thyroid was probably pretty well exhausted, youth being the period of greatest thyroid activity. Also we must assume that lean meat is at any rate not rich in this thyroid ingredient, if it be present at all. The addition of milk, crushed bones and cod liver oil was effective.
Page 37 - Briefly, the facts are that young animals deprived of their mother's milk commonly die of acute rickets. Many litters of lion cubs have so perished ; also young bears and monkeys. Rickets is also dreaded by every breeder of large dogs if brought up
Page 41 - Lastly, there is cod liver oil, long recognized as the best weapon we have wherewith to combat rickets. I cannot help thinking that the iodine content of cod liver oil is the essential factor here, and able, in some measure at least, to replace the iodine content of the thyroid gland. The same argument applies to the case of the Japanese children, who are suckled late and fed on fish oils, which are almost certain to contain iodine. In treating...
Page 33 - The protective influence of breast-feeding against rickets has been placed beyond dispute. It is said that rickets is prone to occur in the younger members of long families. If this be so, the fact is easily explained on the ground of thyroid exhaustion.

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