History and Iconography of Endemic Goitre and Cretinism


History and Iconography of Endemic Goitre and Cretinism

MERKE, F.; STEPHENSON, D. Q. (trans.)

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Topics include: geochemistry and the iodine cycle; pioneer investigators of iodine in nature; the cause of regional iodine deficiency in nature; distribution of endemic goitre and the Ice Age; history of the prophylaxis of endemic goitre; goitre in the writings of the medical authors of the 11th to the 15th century; history of endemic cretinism; beginnings of the physiology of the thyroid gland; surnames and place names as documents of the occurrence of endemic goitre in the Middle Ages; etymology of the various names of goitre and the term cretin; goitre in creative literature; iconography of endemic goitre and cretinism. Name and subject index. A fascinating volume.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: MTP Press Limited
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1984
  • Place Published: Lancaster
  • ISBN: 0852006462


  • Condition: Fine
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: Very good +
  • Details:
    xi, 339 p. 31 cm. 182 figures, mainly b&w with some tipped-in colour illustrations. Beige cloth hardcover with cream dustjacket. Slight wear to jacket with some darkening of jacket spine and faint discolouration to edges.

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