December 1928

Sindromi neuro-ipofisarie.

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By G. di Guglielmo. Price, 50 Lire. Pp. 311. Milano: S. A. Instituto editoriale scientifico, 1928.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;42(6):953-954. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130230155014

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In the introduction the author recalls the history of our conceptions concerning the relationship of the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus since Marie's description of acromegaly, noting the emphasis on the hypophysis, following Froehlich, the reaction led by Camus and Roussy, and finally the conception of Perde that there is a symbiotic collaboration of neurohypophysis and hypothalamus. It should be noted from the outset that the author, although professing to treat of syndromes due to lesions of the pars posterior hypothalamus, inserts also many conditions due purely to lesions of the anterior lobe, such as the malady of Simmonds.

The first chapter is concerned with anatomy. The description of the hypothalamus follows Ramirez-Corria (reference not given), le Grand and Kary. The author seems not to be familiar with the fundamental work of Spiegel and Zweig and of Greving, not to mention the work of Malone in this country. His description

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