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April 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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