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March 13, 1937

The Endocrine Organs in Health and Disease, with an Historical Review

JAMA. 1937;108(11):914. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780110062029

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The material included in this book is largely the result of a series of lectures on the history of the endocrine organs given by Rolleston before the Royal College of Physicians in London in 1933 and 1934. The Fitzpatrick lectures, as they are called, include four discussions but the supplemental material in the present book makes up a volume of fourteen chapters, including not only a history of endocrinology from the earliest times but also, through the historical approach, a fine summary of our present knowledge of this subject. Moreover, there are fine photographic plates of all the great contributors to this field and extensive citations from a vast bibliography indicating the scope of the author's reading. The biographic sketches throughout are well written and separated from the general text by a change in typography. This is a fundamental reference work in the field which it concerns and a valuable

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