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June 16, 1928

Handbuch der inneren Sekretion. Eine umfassende Darstellung der Anatomie, Physiologie und Pathologie der endokrinen Drüsen.

JAMA. 1928;90(24):1971-1972. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690510055027

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This is the concluding section of the third volume with the general heading of clinical pathology and therapeutics of the endocrine glands. The present section contains a concluding chapter on goiter and cretinism by Dr. Eggenberger; a chapter on parathyroids by Dr. Peritz; a chapter on diseases of the vegetative nervous system by Dr. Leschke, and a final chapter on the significance of endocrine processes in psychosis and neurosis by Dr. Cimbal. The chapters on goiter and cretinism and on the parathyroids are on the whole excellent. The chapter on diseases of the vegetative nervous system is less satisfactory. The concluding chapter is the anticlimax. To be sure, it is difficult to construct something of value out of two fields with so many unknowns as the field of endocrine disturbances and the field of psychoneurosis, but by mixing these ingredients with a plethora of verbiage, Dr. Cimbal has produced something

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