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July 14, 1928

Innere Sekretion; ihre Physiologie, Pathologie und Klinik.

JAMA. 1928;91(2):117. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700020051028

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Another monograph; but the author intends this as something different from the usual crop, and he has in part succeeded. In the preface Dr. Bauer admits the present plethora of monographs on internal secretion, but despite this the sorry clinical spectacle of easy reference to endocrinology of almost everything unknown or unexplained in clinical symptoms is still common. As Dr. Bauer remarks, when disease of one endocrine organ does not seem to suffice to explain the phenomenon, we pass easily to the pluriglandular explanation or to direct disturbances due to lack of balance between the different endocrine glands. The author's point of view is made clear by the following quotation from the preface: "If we are to arrive at the true understanding not only of the interrelations of the endocrine organs but of the relation of the endocrine organs to normal and pathologic processes, we must study these organs not

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