Publisher Information: 1933.
Blumgart, Hermann L. (1895-1977); Samuel A. Levine (1891-1966); David D. Berlin. Congestive heart failure and angina pectoris: The therapeutic effect of thyroidectomy on patients without clinical or pathologic evidence of thyroid toxicity. Offprint from Archives of Internal Medicine 51 (1933). 12pp. 255 x 175 mm. Original printed wrappers, tiny rust spots on front wrapper. Fine. The Herbert M. Evans copy, with his stamp on the front wrapper.
First Edition, Offprint Issue of this classic paper describing thyroidectomy for congestive heart failure and angina pectoris. Blumgart and his colleagues played an important role in developing this method for treating coronary sclerosis. Their 1933 paper “described observations made upon the rate of blood flow in hyperthyroid states. When patients with no evidence of thyroid toxicity were subjected to subtotal thyroidectomy, the improvement was found to be temporary, and consequently total thyroidectomy was recommended . . . Thyroidectomy enjoyed fairly wide usage until antithyroid drugs and radioactive iodine became available” (H. B. Shumaker, The Evolution of Cardiac Surgery, p. 131). This copy is from the library of Herbert M. Evans (1882-1971), co-discoverer of Vitamin E. Garrison-Morton.com 2899.Book Id: 45138