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December 21, 1963

Advances in Neuroendocrinology.

JAMA. 1963;186(12):1106. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710120088037

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The advent of neuroendocrinology as a separate discipline stems from the relatively recent recognition of the close interrelationship between the nervous system and the endocrine system. During the past 20 years, a great deal of progress has been made in understanding some of the mechanisms whereby these two integrating systems control various bodily functions.

This volume contains a series of well-organized papers presented at a symposium on neuroendocrinology held in December, 1961, and represents an attempt to collect, review, and evaluate the accumulated knowledge in this steadily growing field. Contributors from all parts of the world participated and the published reports from this meeting will be the standard reference source of the status of neuroendocrinology for some time to come.

The opening chapter brilliantly analyzes the neuroanatomical connections between the hypothalamus and other regions of the nervous system that are basic to an understanding of the way in which environmental

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