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February 23, 1924

Die Krankheiten der endokrinen Drüsen.

JAMA. 1924;82(8):652. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650340062042

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This is a compilation of the pathologic physiology of the endocrine glands, particularly for physicians and medical students, by a man who has done considerable clinical work in this field. The book is profusely, and, on the whole, judiciously illustrated. The author has left out purposely the subject of the pancreas and diabetes, giving as his reason that this subject is adequately treated in special monographs. He accepts the theory of Falta of mutual stimulation and inhibition of the various endocrine glands, and he furthermore takes the position that practically all disturbances of the endocrines are pluriglandular. He shows very little critical judgment on this subject or on that of the relation of the sympathetic and autonomic nervous system to the endocrine glands, accepting with little question the theories of vagotonia and sympatheticotonia. In general, the author goes through the different endocrine glands under the headings of (1) symptoms, (2)

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