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June 21, 1930


JAMA. 1930;94(25):2011-2012. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710510049021

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The Congress of Internal Medicine  The annual session of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für innere Medizin was held in Wiesbaden, April 7-10, under the chairmanship of Professor Volhard of Frankfort-on-Main. More than 1,200 German and foreign physicians attended. The first day was devoted to the discussion of "The Hypophysis and Hypophyseal Diseases," papers being presented by Prof. Paul Trendelenburg, pharmacologist of Berlin, and by Professor Lichtwitz, director of the municipal hospital in Altona. Trendelenburg analyzed the physiologic and pharmacologic actions of the various lobes of the hypophysis. The pathologic-anatomic changes are seldom confined to a single portion of the hypophysis, and often they encroach on the vital tissues at the base of the brain. Hence, from clinical examination and histologic observations only one definitely determined fact has been established; namely, that the anterior lobe secretes a growth-promoting substance, which passes into the blood. Special importance attaches to substitution experiments. Doubtless of

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