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November 13, 1954

Hormones in Health and Disease

JAMA. 1954;156(11):1124. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950110086034

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This volume, compiled from 21 lectures, includes such chapters as "Common Sense in Endocrinology" (the Kast Lecture, by Fuller Albright), and "Thyroiditis and Myxedema" (the Carpenter Lecture, by David P. Barr), and a variety of subjects for the most part by eminent workers engaged in endocrine research. Some of the chapters are of immediate practical clinical interest, such as "Diagnosis of Endocrine Disease" (Soffer), "Disturbances in Growth" (Wilkins), "Corticotropin, Cortisone and Related Steroids in Clinical Medicine" (Ragan), "Pheochromocytoma" (Cahill), "Cushing's Disease" (Knowlton), and "Use of the Steroids and Gonadotropins in Gynecology" (Taylor); others dealing with more theoretical concepts include "Hormones of the Adrenal Cortex" (Kendall), "Metabolic Effects of Insulin" (Stetten), "Hormones and Peptic Ulcer" (Kirsner), and "Hormones and Their Influence on the Emotions" (Braceland). As is to be expected from such a limited selection from a vast subject, there is no unity or relationship between the various topics. They are

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