Dr. Eugene Hertoghe’s fundamental book on the treatment of mild thyroid deficiency, “Mild Myxedema,” is an eye-opener. It discusses how frequent thyroid deficiency is and how to recognize it by the many complaints and physical signs that are typical to the disorder. It relays the life stories of many patients and continuous misery faced from day to day because no doctor recognized or treated their problem.
Eugene Hertoghe was one of the very first physicians to prescribe hormone therapies to patients. The first hormone therapy ever supplied to patients were thyroid extracts.