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Reading List for Patients



Ain, Kenneth & M. Sara Rosenthal
The Complete Thyroid Book.  McGraw-Hill 2009

Buttner, Dan.
The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest.
National Geographic; Reprint edition (2010)

Ditkoff, Beth Ann & Paul Lo Gerfo
The Thyroid Guide.  NY:  Harper & Collins, 2000
Contains especially good information about surgical options.

Garber, Jeffrey R.
Overcoming Thyroid Problems.  McGraw-Hill, 2005
An up-to-date and comprehensive review of tradtional and new methods of diagnosis and treatment of all thyroid disorders.

George, Jake & Patterson, Nancy
Graves’ Disease: In Our Own Words.  Cocoa Beach, FL:  Blue Note Publications, 2002 (2010 – in revision)

Pratt, Maureen and Elliot Levy
The First Year: Hypothyroidism: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed.
Da Capo Press; 2nd Rev. edition (October 26, 2007)

Rosenthal, M. Sara
The Thyroid Source Book.  Los Angeles; Lowell House 2000 (2010 in revision).

Rubenfeld, Sheldon
Could It Be My Thyroid?  Self published, 2000.  New York: M.  Evans 2004

Shannon, Joyce Brennfleck (Ed.)
Thyroid Disorders Sourcebook.  Detroit:  Omnigraphics, 2005

Surks, Martin I.
The Thyroid Book.  Consumer Reports Books, 1993.

Time Life Medical.  Thyroid.  (Video) 1996.
Occasionally available on Amazon.com – currently only available on VHS

Vanderpump, Mark and Michael Tunbridge
Thyroid Disease (The Facts).  Oxford University Press, USA; 4th ed. March 15, 2008.  200 pages

Wood, Lawrence C., David S. Cooper, and E. Chester Ridgeway
Your Thyroid:  A Home Reference
NY:  Ballentine Books, 4th Edition 2006.

Download as a pdf.

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