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June 1924

LECTURES ON ENDOCRINOLOGY.

Arch NeurPsych. 1924;11(6):748. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02190360138013

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Abstract

In the flood of recent literature on the endocrine glands, some of it vague and theoretical, some just superficial and unpractical and some of it mendacious advertising, this little book with the rather pretentious title is a great comfort. As the author states, it is not quite up to date, being "an unchanged reprint of an article which appeared in 1921." But it is a lucid and fair statement of what we know or nearly know of the functions and disorders of the endocrines, and we know of no work presenting so much information in such small compass.

An outline of the function of each gland of internal secretion is sketched, and in succession are described the clinical syndromes of subinvoluted thymus, precocious involution of the thymus, abnormal pineal involution, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, suprarenal dysfunction, pituitary disease and gonad disorder. Of course, polyglandular disease or disorder comes in for frequent

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