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March 23, 1918

The Organs of Internal Secretion: Their Diseases and Therapeutic Application. A Book for General Practitioners.

JAMA. 1918;70(12):876-877. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600120056031

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The aim of this book is twofold: (1) To be "a guide to other practitioners as to the rôle which the ductless glands play in promoting bodily health," and (2) "to point out those morbid states of health in which organic extracts may be utilized with success." The glands written about at some length are the thyroid and parathyroid, including, of course, the subjects of hyperthyroidism and thyroid deficiency; the pituitary body; the suprarenals; the pancreas; the sexual organs and their internal secretion, and the internal secretions of digestion. There is a chapter on the therapeutic application of hormones, and one containing conclusions and a bibliography. Other glands, organs and tissues are referred to in the text (the liver, spleen, thymus, brain, cord, gastric mucosa, etc.), but are not given as much prominence as some of the others. The pineal gland is not mentioned.

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