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June 1933


Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(6):1388. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240120211025

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In the foreword of this interesting book Sir Arthur Keith, who has contributed to knowledge of pituitary function, comments on the niggardly recognition that is afforded to the compilers of the knowledge and emphasizes the fact that in this treatise the author has given years of toil to the systematic presentation of 1,319 cases of acromegaly. With this point of view the reviewer is in hearty accord. All so-called new discoveries are not always new or of merit, whereas, on the other hand, the compilation of useful data by a competent observer is always worth while.

Since Marie's original description of acromegaly, two monographs have appeared, the first by Professor Sternberg, in 1897, which was translated by the author of this book, and the second by Professor Messedaglia, in 1908. The 1,319 cases from the literature were collected up to the end of 1930.

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