By Guy Laroche, Medecin des Hopitaux de Paris. Pp. 256; illustrated. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1925.
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This volume deals with the general principles of organotherapy. It contains one chapter on the chemistry and the processes of production of extracts of animal tissues; one long chapter on the thyroid and thyroid disorders and their treatment; a brief chapter on parathyroids and the thymus; an exhaustive chapter on suprarenal disorders, and shorter chapters on the hypophysis, the testes and ovarian disorders and their treatment. The chapter on the pancreas deals almost exclusively with insulin, and there is a short but sane chapter on the organotherapy of so-called pluriglandular syndromes.
The volume as a whole gives evidence that the author is familiar with the important literature in this field, although reference to this literature is meager. The author further shows good judgment in most cases when dealing with the analysis and conclusions in fields in which great uncertainty still exists both as to etiology and therapy. For example, in
Opotherapie endocrinienne. Les bases physiologiques, les syndromes, la posologie de l'opotherapie par les glandes a secretions internes.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1925;36(6):897. doi:10.1001/archinte.1925.00120180151015