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A clinical pearl from Dr. John C. Lowe

Who sadly died, but what a gem this is:-

Clearly to me, the most important consideration is this: each clinician should understand that, by far, the free T4, free T3, and TSH are the most useless tests clinicians can employ in trying to identify patients who are hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant. These tests are little more than a 40-year-old financial enterprise, whose uselessness and harm are now scientifically too conspicuous. on the 26.06.2012

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Yes, a very wise and humane person.


It certainly is a gem ;-) Thank you for this... hadn't seen it! xx

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I had not realised that Dr Lowe was not a doctor of medicine. Probably why he was ignored in the UK.


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