Endemic Cretinism

  • John Dennison
  • Charles Oxnard
  • Peter Obendorf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John Dennison, Charles Oxnard, Peter Obendorf
    Pages 1-2
  3. John Dennison, Charles Oxnard, Peter Obendorf
    Pages 3-5
  4. John Dennison, Charles Oxnard, Peter Obendorf
    Pages 7-10
  5. John Dennison, Charles Oxnard, Peter Obendorf
    Pages 11-22
  6. John Dennison, Charles Oxnard, Peter Obendorf
    Pages 23-81
  7. John Dennison, Charles Oxnard, Peter Obendorf
    Pages 83-144
  8. John Dennison, Charles Oxnard, Peter Obendorf
    Pages 145-157
  9. John Dennison, Charles Oxnard, Peter Obendorf
    Pages 159-173
  10. John Dennison, Charles Oxnard, Peter Obendorf
    Pages 175-186
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 187-215

About this book

Introduction

Responding to a renewed interest in the growing problem of iodine deficiency worldwide, Drs. Charles Oxnard and Peter Obendorf, along with experienced translator and anatomist John Dennison, take a fresh look at the classic text, Der endemische Kretinismus, published in 1936 by Springer. Translated here for the first time into English, this landmark text will be a welcome resource for researchers confronting the problem of iodine deficiency. Oxnard and Obendorf point out that there is very little detailed knowledge or numerical data on cretinism available in the English-speaking world.  In addition, highly-renowned Professor Basil S. Hetzel, recently-retired World Health Organization Chairman of the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, published in 2009 with Dr Chen Zu-pei on the resurgence of iodine deficiency in China.  Indeed, throughout the entire developing world there may be as many as two billion people at risk to iodine deficiency; perhaps three quarters of a billion have goiter, and ten million may be cretins.  Even in developed countries, iodine deficiency is re-emerging (as in New South Wales in 19% of children) with the result of significantly reduced numbers of gifted children (though this is not cretinism per se). Certain to be of significant interest to a wide range of researchers, health providers and professionals, including government health administrators, this English translation of Endemic Cretinism is a major contribution to the literature.

Keywords

Atrophy of the thyroid Cretin hips Cretinism with and without goitre Cretinous goitre Dentition Endemic cretinism Endemic goitre Endocrine glands Grade of cretinism Hypophysis Mental behavior of cretins Nervous cretinisim Parathyroid glands Sexual glands and sexual organs Thyroid gland

Editors and affiliations

  • John Dennison
    • 1
  • Charles Oxnard
    • 2
  • Peter Obendorf
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Anatomy and Structural BioOtago School of Medical SciencesDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2., Forensic Anthropology GroupUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  3. 3., School of Applied SciencesRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0281-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0280-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0281-7
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