Medicine: Physicians in Philadelphia

Sixteen hundred select U. S. doctors who belong to the American College of Physicians saluted a tidy-minded scholar by giving Professor Leo Loeb of Washington University Medical School (St. Louis) a gold medal during their annual meeting in Philadelphia last week. Small, frail, sombre, he rose from his seat to accept the medal, big as his palm, and in return to tell the College a simple chain of endocrine events which may lead to a simple cure for the ugly form of goitre called Graves's Disease. The thyroid may not be appreciably enlarged in...

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