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July 29, 1933

Clinical Endocrinology of the Female.

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By Charles Mazer, M.D., F.A.C.S., Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Leopold Goldstein, M.D., Demonstrator of Obstetrics, Jefferson Medical College. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 519, with 117 illustrations. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1932.

JAMA. 1933;101(5):394. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740300062038

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Well nigh a year has passed since the publication of this volume. Its title is in itself an indication of the extremes of specialization that have occurred in medical science; this monograph concerns not endocrinology as such but endocrinology as it affects the female. No doubt, the special point of view is warranted since probably more work has been done in the past few years on the estrus hormones and the relationship of other glands of internal secretion to the gonad than on almost any other subject. Authorities are in general agreed that a derangement of the pituitary anterior lobe affects the body as a whole more seriously than a primary derangement of any other endocrine gland. A few years ago it was conceivable that the pituitary might contain one or two hormones. Today there are authorities who postulate as many as eighteen different substances. Most of the discussion of

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