The Hunt for the Parathyroids
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.
160 pages; ISBN 9781118343401
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Title: The Hunt for the Parathyroids
Author: Jörgen Nordenström
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