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July 1929

The Climacteric (The Critical Age).

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;44(1):153-154. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00140010156013

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The first five chapters deal with the alleged pluriglandular factors in the menopause symptoms: the ovarian factors, the thyroid factors, the hypophysial factors and the suprarenal factors. There is a chapter on the vegetative nervous system during the menopause. There are eleven chapters describing the symptoms in relation to the menopause, and in addition three chapters dealing with the psychic symptoms. In these chapters the author touches on nearly every variety of disease that may occur during the menopause. There is one chapter on the climacteric of the male and two chapters on the therapy of climacteric symptoms in the female.

Dr. Maranon is a facile and prolific writer in the field of the endocrines. Unfortunately, he is not a critical one. He tells one in the preface that "all the theory in the book is based on the present knowledge of the internal secretions much of which does not

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