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January 1929

The Comparative Physiology of Internal Secretion.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;21(1):245. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02210190248018

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This small book of 142 pages gives an excellent summary of the present knowledge on the comparative physiology of internal secretion. The study of endocrinology has received, especially during the last decade, considerable impetus, and it is obvious that more is known now about the internal secretions than was known three or four decades ago. From the positive statements made by clinical endocrinologists who have manufactured symptom-complexes and who have laid out treatments for the same with such vast liberality, it would seem as if the whole problem of internal secretions was solved. It is time, therefore, that such a work as this by Prof. Hogben, who is a professor in zoology and not a clinician, should show on how little real knowledge clinicians base their clinical interpretations.

In the present volume the author restricts the term "internal secretions" to the production of substances which are liberated into the blood