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Dr. Bauer intended this monograph on endocrinology to be different from the usual monographs, and he has in part succeeded. In the preface he admits the present plethora of monographs on internal secretion, but despite their number, easy reference is still made to endocrine causes of almost all unknown or unexplained clinical symptoms and, as Dr. Bauer remarks, when disease of one endocrine organ does not seem sufficient to explain the phenomenon, the pluriglandular explanation, or direct disturbances due to lack of balance between the different endocrine glands is employed.
The author's point of view is made clear by the following quotation from the preface: "If we are to arrive at a true understanding not only of the interrelations of the endocrine organs but of the relation of the endocrine organs to normal and pathological processes, we must study these organs, not alone from the point of view of experimental
Innere Sekretion. Ihre Physiologie, Pathologie und Klinik. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;41(1):137-138. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130130140013