Dr Duncan's legacy in a remote New Guinea valley
Friedrich Schultze (1848 - 1934) was a German neurologist.
Nathan Weiss (1851 - 1883) was a Czech born, Austrian trained physician and neurologist.
The problem of nomenclature of diffuse toxic goitre (Parry, Graves or Basedow disease) remains an unsettled one. So lets review the chronological history of eponymous aetiology for toxic goitre/exophthalmic goitre
Samuel Refetoff (1937 – ) Bulgarian born, Canadian qualified, American practicing endocrinologist describing Thyroid hormone resistance (TRH) in 1967
Hakaru Hashimoto 橋本 策 (1881 - 1934) was a Japanese medical practitioner. Hashimoto thyroiditis 1912
Hypokalaemic Periodic Paralysis; rare channelopathy; muscle weakness/paralysis with a matching fall in K+ levels; starts in adolescence; weakness may be mild -> full body paralysis
Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine malignancies typically located in the GI tract; most commonly in the terminal ilium and appendix.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus resulting from the consequences of insulin deficiency
Thyroid Storm: life threatening exacerbation of hyperthyroid state with 1 or more organ dysfunction
Myxoedema Coma: extreme form of hypothyroidism; high mortality
Alcoholic Ketoacidosis: rare; small proportion of chronic ethanol abusers; relatively benign if patients given IV dextrose and fluids; unclear aetiology