8 Oct

Broda Barnes has given us more wisdom and common sense regarding Thyroid issues than any other person on this earth. His research and his books are full of great quotes and some are quite hilarious. He had a wonderful sense of humor.

As many of you know, I love to brag about how he and I were born on the same day……well, a girl can dream can’t she?

He was also really cute.

“One of America’s greatest physicians, Sir William Osler, contended that if the physician would let the patient talk long enough, the patient would make the diagnosis. This is as true today as it was at the turn of the century. Having seen that bizarre symptoms could be relieved in the cretin rabbit by thyroid therapy, I was prepared to try thryoid therapy for similar symptoms in the human. During 40 years of clinical observations, I have found relatively few patients suffering from psychosomaitc disease. It is reasonable to suspect that a clue has been missed in those not showing organic changes. Some of my comtemporaries feel that 90 percent of their patients are plagued with mental disorders.

There has been a steady stream of these coming to my office; in most cases thyroid deficiency has been overlooked. Some colleagues are convinced that it is I who has psychosomatic disease, but if relieving patients’ symptoms with thyroid therapy will cure their miseries, I shall be glad to carry the accusation to my final resting place.”

~Broda Barnes



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