April 1937

Glandular Physiology and Therapy: A Symposium Prepared Under the Auspices of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association.

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Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 528. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1935.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(4):756. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170200198017

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There would be no great exaggeration in saying that all proved facts concerning glandular physiology and therapy are contained in this volume. The tone of this book is definitely conservative, and it is refreshing, indeed, to read a book on this subject in which the limitations and ignorance in the well populated field of endocrinology are so frankly admitted.

Scholarly papers set forth the results of well controlled laboratory work, and the success or failure of the clinical application of this work is ably discussed by competent clinicians.

It is surprising that it seemed necessary to devote nearly a fourth of the book to a discussion of the pituitary gland, but this was a wise procedure in view of the extensive amount of work recently accomplished in this field together with the seemingly unwarranted enthusiasm on the part of clinicians to tamper with the pituitary gland.

The gonads receive adequate

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