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August 11, 1951

The External Secretion of the Pancreas

JAMA. 1951;146(15):1455. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670150089031

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Abstract

One realizes the extent of specialization in this day and age on finding that monographs can now be written about one function of a gland. The pancreas has been the subject of much study yielding a voluminous literature on the endocrine function. The exocrine function has in recent years been the subject of renewed interest. This work is a presentation of the various investigations of the external secretion of the pancreas. The historical background is clearly presented, and many of the classical experiments in physiology are included. The book is divided into eight chapters, each of which can be consulted separately. Included are chapters on morphology, experimental methods, pancreatic juice, functions of the external secretion, stimuli for the pancreas, secretin and pancreozymin, the functional innervation of the pancreas, and the mechanism of pancreatic secretion. A representative bibliography accompanies each chapter. The book has ample illustrations, tables, and reproductions of kymograph

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