British physicians recommended a similar range of daily intake of iodine in the form of hydrogen iodide as the ranges of iodine recommended by US physicians in the form of Lugol solution
All feces and pseudofeces produced were captured using a micropipette in the moment of expelling and preserved in 1% Lugol solution
9 mg) and also less than 1% of the recommended daily intake of iodine from Lugol solution
Using iodine alone in patients with hyperthyroidism, Thompson, et al, (27) reported in 1930, a success rate of 88% and Starr, et al, (28) in 1924, reported a success rate of 92% with Lugol solution at daily doses of 6-90 mg.
Iodization of salt gave a false sense of iodine sufficiency and resulted in the public relying on iodized salt for supplementation instead of the previously used forms of iodine and iodide such as the Lugol solution in the recommended daily amount of 0.
The Lugol solution was developed by French physician, Jean Lugol in 1829, for treatment of infectious diseases using oral ingestion of his preparation.
As far back as 100 years ago, US physicians used Lugol solution extensively in their practice for many medical conditions.
2-4) Prior to World War II and the W-C publication, US physicians used Lugol solution safely, effectively and extensively in both hypo- and hyperthyroidism.
Wartofsky, et al (5) in 1970 evaluated the effect of Lugol solution, administered at five drops (30 mg iodine/iodide) three times a day in five thyrotoxic patients.
During the first half of the 20th century, almost every US physician used Lugol solution
for iodine supplementation in his/her practice for both hypo- and hyperthyroidism, (1) and for many other medical conditions.
As part of a project to study the metabolism of ingested Lugol solution
in tablet form (Iodoral[R]), serum inorganic iodide levels following ingestion of Iodoral[R] were measured in two groups of normal volunteers evaluated with serial blood samples.
Pilot studies were performed with tablets containing Lugol solution
in amounts per tablet ranging from 1 to 12.
However, Wartofsky, et al (29) in 1970, evaluated the effect of Lugol solution
, administered at five drops (30 mg iodine/iodide) three times a day in five thyrotoxic patients.
Plummer was the first to use Lugol solution
pre- and post-operatively in his management of Grave's disease.
This time-tested Lugol solution
has been available since 1829, when it was introduced by French physician Jean Lugol.