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January 20, 1923

Endocrine Glands and the Sympathetic System.

JAMA. 1923;80(3):204. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640300054034

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This book contains chapters on the physiology, pathologic anatomy, diseases and therapy (including organotherapy) of the ductless glands and the sympathetic nervous system. There is a good deal of duplication of material and discussion, but the chief defect is lack of knowledge and critical sense on the part of the authors. The reader may form his own opinion of the reliability of the authors in their statement of facts, from the following quotations:

Milk and eggs can sometimes be considered as organotherapeutic products.

The adrenal secretion has a specific neutralizing effect on certain poisons.

Addison's disease can be considerably improved or even cured by organotherapy.

It has been known for a long time, for instance, the part played by the stimulation of the sympathetic in Basedom's disease, the majority of the symptoms of myxedema have their origin in alterations of the sympathetic.

Faradization of the thyroid decreases the secretion of

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