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November 27, 1937

The Endocrines in Obstetrics and Gynecology

JAMA. 1937;109(22):1840. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780480072030

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Abstract

This book, by a well known investigator who has contributed original and valuable studies to clinical endocrinology, is divided into two parts of unequal merit. Approximately half is devoted to the physiology and chemistry of endocrine substances and the remainder to clinical applications and special clinical phenomena. The former shows unmistakable evidences of haste and carelessness in compilation of data, writing and proofreading; the latter is much more adequately written and reflects a mature and critical analysis of clinical problems.

Only a few deficiencies need be selected for detailed consideration. The author uses several systems of nomenclature for a single group of substances and different spellings of the same terms interchangeably. Occasionally some designations are used incorrectly. Estrin, estrone and folliculin are used synonymously. Estrone, a specific crystalline compound, ketohydroxy estratriene, is repeatedly used in the text as a generic term for estrogens in general. "Oestrogenic" and "estrogenic" appear in

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