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This volume contains the proceedings of the Conference on the Human Adrenal Cortex held in London in 1954. The participants represented many countries. The book is divided into two parts. The first is concerned mainly with histological and biochemical aspects of the adrenals and corticomedullary relationships and the second with physiological and pathological aspects of the adrenals and hypothalamic and pituitary relationships. Though this volume is primarily concerned with the human adrenal cortex, many of the articles or chapters deal with useful supporting information obtained from animal experiments. Assembled here is the accumulated knowledge of current research on the adrenals in its many ramifications. Though many of the conclusions are incomplete and the results of studies by various workers are contradictory, the lively discussions and arguments among the participants, which are found at the end of each chapter, add much to a better understanding of the complex problems being weighed.
Ciba Foundation Colloquia on Endocrinology. Volume VIII: The Human Adrenal Cortex. JAMA. 1955;159(5):532. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960220122032