April 10, 1948

Endocrinologia sexual femenina

JAMA. 1948;136(15):1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890320052032

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This book is printed on enamel paper and many of the illustrations are reproduced in color. Luis Seoane's sixteen modernistic drawings are an unusual feature. Since endocrinology has revolutionized gynecology in the past twenty-five years, the aim of this book is to affirm fundamental principles of diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Houssay states in the prologue that the authors have had ample clinical and laboratory experience to enable them to give a clear, critical, up-to-date review of endocrine physiology, pathology and therapy in the female.

The authors believe that excessive brevity conspires against clarity of presentation. The book is divided into three sections. Part I is a description of the embryology, anatomy and physiology of the female in intrauterine life, childhood, adolescence, the period of sexual maturity and the menopause. The various somatic modifications are stressed. Three types of sexual cycles are outlined, namely, the diphasic, triphasic and monophasic, A chapter

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