September 17, 1955

Handbuch der inneren Medizin

JAMA. 1955;159(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960200078024

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Although this is described as the seventh volume of the rejuvenated Mohr and Staehelin system of medicine, it consists of two rather weighty tomes that will be described separately. Part 1 covers the diseases of the glands of internal secretion and also obesity and emaciation. After an introductory chapter by Prof. Arthur Jores, which discusses the historical development of our knowledge of the glands of internal secretion, there are sections discussing the diseases of each endocrine gland. Professor Jores discusses the diseases of the hypophysis, the adrenals, and the sex glands; Professor Bansi covers diseases of the thyroid; Professor Fanconi considers diseases of the parathyroid glands; and Professor Bahner describes the causes and effects of obesity and of emaciation. The volume contains a discussion by Docent Doctor Zimmerman on the chemistry and metabolism of the steroid hormones. The second part discusses the diseases of metabolism. There is a lengthy section

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