October 1928

Hormone und Innere Sekretion.

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By Dr. Fritz Laquer, Privatdozent an der Universität Frankfurt A.M. Price, 8.30 marks, paper; 10 marks, bound. Pp. 136, with index. Dresden and Leipzig: Theodor Steinkopff, 1928.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;42(4):608. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130210156017

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In the plethora of monographs on the endocrine glands that are being published today, this short monograph of Dr. Laquer ranks among the best from the point of view of brevity and reliability. The author has succeeded in an admirable manner, and with rare judgment, in selecting and organizing the known facts in this important field. Hypotheses and vagaries are largely excluded. The author does not attempt, and it would be impossible in the few pages of this book, to treat in extenso the organotherapeutic aspect of the endocrine glands; the histologic aspects are also largely eliminated. It is essentially an excellent summary of the biochemical and the physiologic knowledge of the endocrine glands. As an index of the author's admirable judgment and scientific caution, a group of glands and substances are treated briefly in the last chapter under the general heading of "Hormones of Hypothetical Nature." Here the author

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