- Author : Jörgen Nordenström
- Release Date : 17 September 2012
- Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
- Genre : Medical
- Pages : 160
- ISBN 13 : 9781118343401
Download or read book entitled The Hunt for the Parathyroids written by Jörgen Nordenström and published by John Wiley & Sons online. This book was released on 17 September 2012 with total pages 160. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Hunt for the Parathyroid Gland is a part fact, part fictionoverview of the discovery of the parathyroid gland by a Swedishscientist in 1880. The discovery of the parathyroid gland in humans in 1880 by anunknown Swedish medical student, Ivar Viktor Sandström, endeda 30 year search for its exact location within the human body,following its discovery in an Indian rhino 30 yearsbefore. It is one of the most engaging and remarkablestories in the history of medicine. This book offers afascinating insight into its discovery. Endocrinologists and ENT health professionals, both in clinicalpractice and researchers, as well as anyone with an interest in thehistory of medicine, will find this a fascinating insight into oneof the 19th century’s key medical discoveries.