Hand skeletal development among Ecuadorians living under conditions of iodine deficiency and endemic goiter.

@article{Israel1976HandSD,
  title={Hand skeletal development among Ecuadorians living under conditions of iodine deficiency and endemic goiter.},
  author={Heidi Israel and R Fierro-Ben{\'i}tez and Jenny Garc{\'e}s},
  journal={Growth},
  year={1976},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={171-90}
}
Hand radiographic assessment has revealed the pattern of skeletal growth and maturation among Ecuadorian Indian villagers where iodine deficiency has resulted in an endemia of goiter and cretinism. This is intended to provide base line information for future attempts to learn about physical impairment among people living under inadequate iodine nutriture.