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This book comprises the course of Lane medical lectures, given at Stanford University in 1913, revised and brought up to date. It aims to "supply a concise account of our present knowledge for the benefit of students and practitioners who may be desirous of obtaining more information regarding the internal secretions than is afforded by the ordinary textbooks of physiology, but have not the time or opportunity to peruse extensive monographs or consult original articles." There are six chapters on the thyroids and parathyroids, one on the thymus, three on the suprarenals, five on the hypophysis, one on the pineal gland, one on the pancreas and the intestinal mucosa, and finally three chapters on the ovaries and testes. Professor Schäfer is one of the pioneers in the research on internal secretion, and this book is, on the whole, the best summary of this subject that has so far appeared in
The Endocrine Organs. An Introduction to the Study of Internal Secretion.. JAMA. 1916;LXVI(20):1577. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580460053023