Exploring Iodine Deficiency and its Prevention around the World

Book Summary

During more than half a century, Dr. John B. Stanbury has assisted in bringing the problems of thyroid disorders and iodine deficiency to world-wide recognition and helped many countries recognize and establish programs for the elimination of the iodine deficiency diseases. In his new book, The Iodine Trail, printed by Oxford University Press, and published by Farber Public Relations, Dr. Stanbury recounts many amusing and enlightening personal and professional reminiscences in the course of his world travels.

The Iodine Trail, with an introduction by Leslie J. DeGroot, MD, is now available in hardcover (202 pp., b&w photographs) for US$29.95 plus shipping.

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Author Summary

Dr. John B. Stanbury was born and raised in North Carolina and graduated from Duke University. He received his medical degree from The Harvard Medical School and served an internship at The Massachusetts General Hospital. After five years with The US Navy during World War II, he returned to Boston and has since been affiliated both with The Massachusetts General Hospital, The Harvard Medical School and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to holding numerous academic positions, he founded the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders( (ICC-IDD) which continues to monitor developing countries. He is a consultant to the World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, NASA and UNICEF and is also a member of The Harvard Traveller's Club. He lives with his family in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Read more about the author.