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July 15, 1944

Female Endocrinology Including Sections on the Male

JAMA. 1944;125(11):818. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850290058030

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The author set out to give his readers a concise, simple and clear exposition of endocrinology, avoiding the purely speculative and ill founded concepts and emphasizing the sounder views. In this he has succeeded admirably. The book concerns itself not only with the clinical aspects of gonadal and reproductive endocrinology but also with a discussion of the fundamentals of glandular physiology.

In the clinical material, particularly, emphasis is placed on disturbances of functional origin because those make up by far the largest part of all endocrine disorders. Throughout the discussions there is abundant evidence of the author's conservative and critical attitude in the management of endocrine disorders. Likewise, whereas he recounts the vast amount of data derived from animal experimentation, he recognizes the wide gap which exists between laboratory animals and man and therefore he uses great caution in drawing inferences from laboratory research. Laboratory tests and diagnostic aid of

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