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February 17, 1940

Die Funktion der Nebennierenrinde

JAMA. 1940;114(7):607-608. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810070073036

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This monograph contains thirty-one pages of references, which number well over a thousand. As might be expected from such a bibliography, the literature has been well reviewed. The author is to be commended for his division and organization of the material, which can best be illustrated by mentioning the chapter headings. The first forty-eight pages is devoted to the physiologic anatomy, the physiology, the preparation and the standardization of the adrenal extracts. Those compounds from the adrenal cortex isolated in crystalline form at the time of writing are discussed. The effects of the adrenal on the organism as a whole are then taken up in chapters on asthenia, carbohydrate metabolism, fat metabolism, protein metabolism, vitamins B and C, sodium metabolism, potassium metabolism, theory of cortical action, circulation after adrenalectomy, respiration after adrenalectomy, heat regulation, hypertrophy and atrophy of the adrenals, the relation between the adrenals and the other glands of

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