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Contributions to our knowledge of the action of the glands of internal secretion may take the form of the discovery of new facts or the intelligent correlation and interpretation of facts concerning them. It is the latter aspect that Professor Dercum has chosen especially to present in his volume under the foregoing title, which he modestly refers to as an "essay."
Not only has the author brought together the known facts of endocrinology in a most attractive way, but he has presented them in broad outline so as to show their conformity to general biologic principles. For this purpose he has drawn on the storehouses of embryology, zoology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, surgery and internal medicine, psychiatry and, in fact, all phases of biology in its broadest sense that can throw any light on a subject so much of which still remains shrouded in obscurity.
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Biology of the Internal Secretions. The Endocrine Factor in Development, in Subnormalities, in Neoplasms and Malignancy, in Nervous and Mental Diseases and in Heredity.. Arch NeurPsych. 1924;12(1):128–129. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02200010131008