[Skip to Navigation]
October 1962

A Textbook of Comparative Endocrinology

Arch Dermatol. 1962;86(4):565-566. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590100179034

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This is a comprehensive, much-needed textbook. The scientists who are not familiar with the mountainous literature pertaining to comparative endocrinology will find in this volume a fountain of information, thoughtfully gathered and succinctly presented. In each of its 16 chapters, the specific endocrine system is introduced and identified together with some of the historical background of its discovery. The anatomical and histological features of the endocrine systems are discussed, and in some cases, there is a good account of their morphogenesis. In most cases, the authors give a run-down of the organs in each of the classes of vertebrates. The chemical nature of the secretion and the physiology of its action are discussed. The cellular level of action of hormones, hormone interaction, and control systems are elucidated. The practical use of hormones and the rationale for using them is particularly useful. The treatment of the chemistry of the various hormones

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
Add or change institution