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It is understandable that rapid progress in a branch of science such as neuroendocrinology stimulates the compilation of reviews concerned with pertinent topics. Unfortunately the usefulness of such reviews is particularly limited in the case of a fast-progressing field because of the inevitable lag period that afflicts their publication and renders them in part obsolete by the time they appear in print. Also, during the last few years several books dealing with neuroendocrinology have been published: that of the Scharrers; one by Schreiber in Prague; one by the Hungarian investigators, Szentagothai et al; and one that contains the proceedings of a symposium held under the auspices of the National Institute of Health late in 1961, but which only appeared in 1963 owing to various misfortunes that hampered the work of its editor, A. Nalbandov. Further, a number of recent review articles concerning various topics within the realm of neuroendocrinology is
Halmi NS. Major Problems in Neuroendocrinology.. Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(5):626-627. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.03860170108038