oa South African Medical Journal - Endemic goitre in South Africa

Volume 26, Issue 36
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A brief outline is presented of investigations into the distribution and causation of simple goitre in South Africa since the first report in 1929 of its occurrence here. It is suggested that the incidence of goitre should first be determined by a Union-wide survey, and that subsequently the iodization of all salt, the regular examination of school-children, and further researches into the etiology of endemic goitre should proceed simultaneously.

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