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November 1937

The Physiology and Pharmacology of the Pituitary Body.

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By H. B. Van Dyke, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Peiping Union Medical College. Price, $4.50. Pp. 594, with 55 illustrations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1936.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;60(5):948. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00180050215020

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Abstract

The author states that he has written this volume in an attempt to give an adequately documented account of the experimental work on the pituitary body during the past fifteen years, and in this he has included such clinical work as has appeared to contribute to the knowledge of this subject. The book is clearly written, well printed and well illustrated.

The difficulty of the task which the author set for himself is well marked off by his statement that in accomplishing it more than five thousand reports were consulted. Incidentally, about three thousand of these are cited in the bibliography which appears at the end of the volume.

Any book might deserve praise which was written in a conscientious effort to clear up the present chaotic state of knowledge regarding the pituitary gland and which gave a fair and critical analysis of the literature dealing with hormones and antihormones

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