Case 15-1985

David S. Cooper

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To the Editor: In a recent CPC (Case 15–1985) (April 11 issue),1 in which a patient with Schmidt's syndrome was described, the thyroid gland was found to be enlarged clinically but of “normal” size at postmortem examination (despite severe autoimmune thyroiditis on histologic study). I wish to take exception to Dr. Gang's reference to the normal weight of the thyroid as 30 to 70 g with a mean of 40 g. In a report from the Mayo Clinic by Mortensen et al. in 1955, the mean weight of thyroids in the Great Lakes region of the United States was 25.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 29 1985
Externally publishedYes

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