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November 18, 1950

Progress in Clinical Endocrinology

JAMA. 1950;144(12):1045. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920120069048

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Abstract

The editorial intent of this series, expressed in this first volume, is to offer a periodical, critical review of the progress in each phase of clinical endocrinology. This herculean task is shared by an impressive list of authorities, each writing short monographs on particular aspects of glandular physiology or aberration with which they are most familiar. The editor's outline of the subject matter is logical, and he is to be commended for maintaining the predominantly clinical viewpoint. The controversial matters are handled by a pro and con presentation; thus, Greenwald presents the arguments against and McClenden defends the iodine lack theory of endemic goiter. The usual variance in endocrine nomenclature is to be noted: hormones are referred to both as trophic and tropic; the anterior pituitary is called the adenohypophysis. This is the natural result of the admixtures of various authors' styles but reflects the necessity of adoption of a

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