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Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: (Published 05 July 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:37
  1. D. C. Anderson


    The first recorded case of iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome of a whole country is described. For no good reason the patient, an elderly insular country of limited endocrine resources, is receiving, among other things, enormous doses of opec ACTH in crude Arab oil (“givitbACTHen depot”). Since the patient is not under my care she will probably continue to deteriorate.

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