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October 15, 1938

Les acquisitions nouvelles de l'endocrinologie

JAMA. 1938;111(16):1496-1497. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790420076029

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The first edition of this interesting work appeared in 1931. In opening the present edition the author remarks on the immense progress achieved in endocrinology during the decade since his first publications in the field. With characteristic French pride he refers to the satisfaction from the proportionately large contributions, physiologic, biochemical and clinical, made by French physiologists, physicians and surgeons. Ten years ago theories were prominent, their bulk now gratifyingly reduced or replaced by ascertained relevant facts. The first fifty-seven pages expound developments in parathyroid endocrinology. From the fatal tetany formerly inevitable in laboratory dogs after parathyroid removal, valuable and gratifying control of experimental results have been secured by ascertaining the mutual relations and interchanges of the calcium and the phosphorus content in the blood. American physiologists are credited with "profound analyses of the mineral interchanges involved in studying minutely the influence of food regimens upon the phospho-calcic exchanges in

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