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May 23, 1953

Organe mit innerer Sekretion: Kurzgefasstes Lehrbuch der Endokrinologie für Studierende und Ärzte.

JAMA. 1953;152(4):372. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690040076033

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This brief introduction to the subject of endocrinology is intended primarily for the use of medical students. The author is an anatomist, which may account for the fact that the subject matter is limited almost entirely to an anatomic consideration of the endocrine organs, with only the briefest reference to the hormonal function of the glands and an occasional mention of clinical disorders. Although the anatomy of the glands is adequately discussed from the embryologic and morphological point of view, there is no attempt to correlate these aspects of the subject with present concepts of the role of endocrine functions in the animal economy; nor does the author include the recent histochemical studies that have preoccupied American workers in this field and added much to our understanding of endocrine activity.

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