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December 1933

Sex and Internal Secretions: A Survey of Recent Research.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;30(6):1350-1363. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240180172014

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"Sex and Internal Secretions" presents a cooperative survey of recent advances in research on internal secretion in relation to sex, organized by Dr. Edgar Allen on the invitation of the Committee for Research in Problems of Sex of the Division of Medical Sciences, National Research Council. Each chapter is written by an outstanding contributor toward clarification of the particular problems discussed. Emphasis throughout is placed on experimental evidence. The plurality of methods of approach stresses the complexity of the problem and sharply delimits conclusions showing fundamental consistency from the great mass of conjecture and noncritical experimentation that has grown up around this subject. Points in most urgent need of further investigation are brought into sharp focus. Paucity of authoritative investigation is especially apparent in the sections dealing with man. The many problems associated with the psychobiologic and the psychiatric aspects remain practically untouched. The book is aptly dedicated to A.

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