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October 1930

Die Hypophyse. Vorträge gehalten in der Wiener Gesellschaft für innere Medizin und Kinderheilkunde.

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;24(4):881. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220160217026

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This small monograph consists of a series of lectures delivered by Eiselsberg, Marburg, Sgalitzer, Hirsch, Novak and Spiegel. A lecture delivered by Erdheim is not included because he has covered the same ground in other publications. The subjects covered include the anatomy and physiology of the hypophysis, the clinical manifestations of hypophyseal tumors, the operability of hypophyseal neoplasms, the roentgen treatment for these tumors and a study on the relation between the hypophysis and the genitals.

Spiegel's lecture on the anatomy and physiology of the hypophysis is a useful review. Sgalitzen's lecture on the roentgen treatment for tumors of the hypophysis is of interest. In five cases of acromegaly, two were markedly improved by roentgen treatment, one remained stationary, and two were refractory to treatment. Of ten cases of lipodystrophic disorder, the symptoms of the eyes which were severe at the time of treatment in six cases were much improved,

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