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April 10, 1937

La hipofisis: Sus funciones en la clinica

JAMA. 1937;108(15):1292. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780150066026

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In this volume the author has endeavored to describe in more or less condensed form the normal functions of the pituitary gland and certain clinical syndromes caused by the malfunction of one or more of its components. The main emphasis is placed on the more generally known principles, such as the growth, gonadotropic, thyrotropic and metabolic fractions. They are dealt with splendidly from a physiologic point of view and to a certain extent also from the histologic, developmental and pathologic side. One misses, however, an adequate description of the almost equally well known parathyrotropic, diabetogenic, adrenotropic and lactogenic hormones, as well as those derived from the pars intermedia and the posterior lobe. This is unfortunate, since the title of the book would lead one to assume that all the parts of the hypophysis are considered with equal thoroughness. In describing the clinical disease entities the author has taken his

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