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December 10, 1932

Handbuch der inneren Sekretion: Eine umfassende Darstellung der Anatomie, Physiologie und Pathologie der endokrinen Drüsen.

JAMA. 1932;99(24):2057. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740760067042

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The present number of this large and ambitious handbook contains chapters on the normal anatomy and histology of the hypophysis and the pineal body by the late Dr. C. Benda of Berlin, and a chapter on the pathology, anatomy and histology of the hypophysis by Dr. W. Berblinger of Jena. The illustrations are numerous and excellent. The treatment is exhaustive and thoroughly scientific. While volume I deals primarily with the anatomy and histology of the endocrine organs in health and in disease, naturally this can scarcely be treated as exhaustively as in the present handbook without some discussion of the functions, normal and pathologic, of these organs. This applies particularly to Berblinger's excellent chapter on the pathology, anatomy and histology of the hypophysis. In this discussion of normal and pathologic functions Dr. Berblinger maintains the same high standard of critical analysis and avoidance of the vagaries and speculations as he