October 1963

Memoirs of the Society for Endocrinology: Vol 12. Neurosecretion.

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Edited by H. Heller and R. B. Clark. Price, 90 shillings (12.60). Pp 455, with illustrations. Academic Press, Inc., 111 Fifth Ave, New York 3, 1962.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(4):622-623. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860040218025

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This books contains the Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Neurosecretion, held at the University of Bristol in September, 1961. It is a worthy and weighty addition to a distinguished series of publications. The presentation is attractive, and the editors have been successful in their efforts to adapt the discussions for inclusion in a book (this is usually no mean accomplishment). The lion's share of the book's contents deals with neurosecretion in lower forms, well over 100 pages being devoted to annelids and arthropods. Although most readers of this journal will acknowledge, as this reviewer readily does, that these are fields they are neither ready nor able to encompass, it is useful for all of us to realize that neurosecretion, which in mammals is confined to the hypothalamo-hypophysial system (although its occurrence in other sites has not been ruled out) and is often regarded as a puzzling curio of

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