Classics in EndocrinologySawin, Clark T. MDThe Endocrinologist: January/February 2003 - Volume 13 - Issue 1 - pp 5-6 Feature Free Article Outline REFERENCE This issue’s classic is barely one page in length, but, at least in retrospect, it established the fact that tetany as a result of removal of the parathyroid glands might be caused by hypocalcemia because the tetany was reversed by the injection of calcium salts . It took time for the findings to be accepted, but they are now a commonplace of endocrinology. FIGURE Back to Top | Article Outline REFERENCE1. MacCallum WG, Voegtlin C. On the relation of the parathyroid to calcium metabolism and the nature of tetany. Bull Johns Hopkins Hosp 1908; 19: 91. Cited Here... © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.