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November 23, 1912

The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(21):1912. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110326034

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The anxiously expected monograph on the hypophysis has at last made its appearance. Those who have followed the author's labors in this new field expected an authoritative work from his pen. This monograph more than justifies expectations. The subject-matter is largely drawn from an enormous personal experience with the clinical and surgical affections resulting from hypophyseal disorders, supplemented by experiments on animals. The theoretical views advanced are in keeping with the latest thought. The case reports are well worth Studying for their intrinsic merits; they are concise and yet complete and indicate the author's participation, rather than the transcribing of an ordinary hospital record. The text is profusely illustrated with excellent reproductions from photographs of patients, and the microphotographs and radiographic pictures are exceptionally fine. As this book is the outgrowth of the Harvey lecture for 1910, its style in places is quite literary in character, but if anything this

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