Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: myxoedema

  • George Redmayne Murray and “myxœdema”

    JMS Pearce Hull, England   Fig 1. Note on treatment of myxedema. BMJ 2:796-797 via the James Lind Library. The transformation from myxedema to normal health is one of the most satisfying experiences for patient and physician that medicine has to offer. Yet until the end of the nineteenth century, the function of the thyroid…