Book Reviews
April 1927


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Herausgegeben VON PROFESSOR DR. GUSTAV BAYER, PROFESSOR R. VON DEN VELDEN, unter mitabreit von: Privatdozent Dr. Bernhard Aschner, Primarius Dr. Robert Bachrach, Professor Dr. Leo Borchardt, Professor Dr. Franz Kobrak, Professor Dr. Richard Koch, Professor Dr. Max Rosenfeld, Privatdozent Dr. Stephan Rothman, Professor Dr. Erwin Schiff, Professor Dr. Aurel von Szily und Oberarzt Dr. Fritz Poos. Pp. 423, with thirty-seven illustrations. Price, M 29. Leipzig: George Thieme, 1927.

Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(4):699-700. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130160151012

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This volume presents in a most comprehensive manner the subject of endocrinology and endocrine therapy in its relation to all phases of medicine, each phase written by an authority in his own field. It is based on personal experiences of the authors and largely on European literature, there being only an occasional reference to American literature. A brief historical sketch of the development of endocrinology and the names of some of the important contributors are ably presented by Koch. The structure and function of the organs of internal secretion under normal and pathologic conditions are discussed by Bayer. He elaborates on each organ of internal secretion as to its development, embryology, anatomy, physiology, pathology, experimental significance (extirpation, transplantation, hormone action, etc.), relation of one gland to another under pathologic conditions and the relation of such glands to other organs and glands of the human body not internally secreting. The organs

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