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Swiss-American pharmacologist Carl Voegtlin

Swiss-American pharmacologist (and later the first head of the U.S. National Cancer Institute) Carl Voegtlin (1879–1960). In 1908, Voegtlin and colleague William G MacCallum, both working at Johns Hopkins, demonstrated that tetany following parathyroidectomy was the result of the hypocalcemia. (Courtesy of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Acute and chronic renal failure
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia
  • Granulomatous disorders
  • Infantile hypercalcemia (Williams syndrome)
  • Malignancy
  • Milk-alkali syndrome
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism