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September 16, 1939

Sex and Internal Secretions: A Survey of Recent Research

JAMA. 1939;113(12):1155-1156. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800370071035

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It has been generally considered that the first edition of this book served as an invaluable guide for the student and investigator of the biology and physiology of the sex organs. The various chapters reviewing the progress in these subjects to 1933 were composed by men who were leaders in developing these fields. It was natural therefore that these reviews were ably presented and the numerous experimental facts soundly evaluated.

Since 1933 the rapidity with which data have been reported has led to considerable confusion in the minds of all except those intimately associated with the literature. Many students and physicians have in the past neglected the adequate study of these important subjects because of the uncertain state of the physiologic and endocrine aspects of sex and the belief that current concepts were only temporary and apt to change from day to day. Recently, however, there has been appreciable abatement

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