Medicine: Goiter Cause

An impression has spread through this country that goiter, particularly in children, is a frequent sequence of communicable disease. To check up on so general an impression was Surgeon General Hugh S. Cumming's duty. He turned a squad of his Public Health Service to analyze the relation of goiter and communicable disease. They examined several thousand boys & girls before & after they had measles, chicken pox, and like illnesses; those who had never been sick; those who had normal and enlarged thyroids.

Their decision: "There is some evidence to show that one of...

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