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dc.contributor.authorRigg, R. P. A.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:18:22Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:18:22Z
dc.date.issued1933
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/33683
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dc.description.abstractAs to the relationship of the Suprarenal cortex to the production of Exophthalmic goitre. Our study of the literature, and of the pathological, clinical and experimental evidence leads us to conclude, 1. That Marine does not show sufficient proof to render his theory tenable. His results have not been repeated by others. Swingle and Pfiffner's work has been in contradistinction to that of Marine. We must conclude that the effect of the suprarenal cortex is to raise Basal Metabolicm, rather than to lower it. 2. That pathological findings do not support the view that defect of the suprarenal cortex leads to hyperthyroidism. 3. That the results of treatment of hyperthyroidism by means of cortical extract are negative. 4. That the suprarenal cortex and the thymus have some synergistic inter- action, and there is some evidence to show that the thymus is antagonistic to the thyroid. As, however, the inter -relationship of the Endocrine organs is so complicated, and as yet much of their relationship is obscure, we cannot consider this fact of sufficient weight to all:w us to draw any conclusion as to the antagonism of the suprarenal cortex and the thyroid. 5. Our conclusions as to the function of the thyroid do not give us any indication of antagonism between the thyroid and the suprarenal cortex. While, therefore, it is possible that the future may show us that the suprarenal cortex is involved in the production of hyperthyroidism in some indirect measure, yet at present we can only conclude that the evidence which we at present have, is against any direct action of the suprarenal cortex in the production of hyperthyroidism.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleThe functions of the suprarenal cortex, with especial reference to its role in hyperthyroidismen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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