Thank again PR4NOW
The first link works fine. It makes fascinating reading and it would be a good idea if it was distributed within the Endocrinology Departments.
Even the Chinese knew how to treat their patients:-
In a work dating from 239 BCE – Master Lu’s Spring and Autumn Annals – it is recorded that: ‘In places where there is too much light water there is much baldness and goitre’.
Yet another involved air-drying various animal thyroids to powder, to be taken every night in cold wine. Two of these prescriptions are from Old and New Tried and Tested Prescriptions (Gujin lu yanfang), attributed to Zhen Quan, written about 640 CE.