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January 1925

Lectures on Endocrinology.

Author Affiliations

By Walter Timme, M.D., Attending Neurologist, Neurological Institute, New York; Professor of Endocrinology, Broad Street Hospital; Professor of Nervous and Mental Diseases, Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital. Price, $1.50. Pp. 123; 27 illustrations. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1924.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1925;35(1):149-150. doi:10.1001/archinte.1925.00120070154015

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This little booklet is a reprint of an article published, in 1921, in the Neurological Bulletin. It contains chapters on the thymus gland, the pineal gland, the thyroid gland, the suprarenal glands, the pituitary gland and the gonads, together with a small number of references to the literature (six pages), and a brief index. The diction is concise and clear, the illustrations (photographs of patients) are on the whole, well selected; but the author frequently fails to distinguish clearly between theories and facts. Perhaps this is not so easily done in treating of the difficult subject of endocrinology in such a brief space. Naturally, the author stresses particularly the nervous manifestations of ductless gland disorders, or alleged ductless gland disorders, not always clearly showing which is cause and which is effect. The author accepts, apparently in toto, the current theories of the "vagotonia" and "sympathicotonia." He states, "Theoretically, the thymus

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