In 1835 Robert Graves, one of the jewels in the crown of Irish medicine, described the condition with which his name is now permanently associated. Claims to priority of Parry and Basedow are discussed. Reference is made to some of Graves many contributions to medicine, amongst them being the establishment with Dr. Kane of the Dublin Journal of Medical Science in 1832 which became the Irish Journal of Medical Science in 1922. It seemed fitting, therefore, to mark the 150th anniversary of Graves’ original description by reviewing a personal experience of 1,174 cases of hyperthyroidism treated in Graves’ native country during the past thirty-one years.
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Drury, M.I. Occasional topic. I.J.M.S. 154, 470 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02937200
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