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This disease consists in an enlargement of the thyroid gland. When of recent standing, it can generally be cured by improvement of the general health, hot and cold applications to the throat daily, the local application of the faradic current strongly interrupted, and the application of uniform pressure. Galvanic electricity is also useful in some cases. In old cases, electrical puncture has been employed with some success, and passing a ligature through the tumor is highly recommended by some. In a few cases, the enlarged gland has been removed by the knife.