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Article
August 5, 1933

PRESENT POSITION OF OUR KNOWLEDGE OF ANTERIOR PITUITARY FUNCTION

Author Affiliations

BERKELEY, CALIF

JAMA. 1933;101(6):425-432. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740310009003
Abstract

One of the most dramatic chapters in the progress of modern medicine is the story of the evolution of our knowledge of the pituitary body, that minute glandule situated almost in the mathematical center of the head, regulating as it does those fundamental mechanisms of growth, reproduction and even the power of the body to conduct its normal metabolic machinery. The story, too, is only typical for what may be told of other parts of the endocrine mechanism of the body so that I trust that this meeting of the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons may gain significance in the future as having marked a turning point in the kind of interest displayed toward certain fields of medical research.

We are conceivably at the inauguration of a new era, an era which shall witness the same startling disclosures and confer on us the same beneficent instruments of prevention and

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