If this paper dealt with gynecologic endocrinology instead of gynecologic organotherapy, it would be difficult to crowd within its restricted limits a recital of the brilliant accomplishments in that field, constituting as they do one of the most outstanding recent chapters in physiology. It is not so difficult to find space for the accomplishments in the field of organotherapy. This may seem strange, for it might be expected that from the great mass of new knowledge concerning reproductive physiology there should be a rich yield of facts translatable into therapeutic practice.
The best way to teach organotherapy is to teach endocrinology. Without some knowledge of the latter, it is utterly impossible for the physician to employ hormone products intelligently; with such knowledge he can at least know whether a given plan of endocrine treatment is rational and sound or whether it is palpably irrational and quite sure to be ineffective.
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