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November 1932

Clinical Endocrinology of the Female.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(5):797-798. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150180150010

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One of the most striking developments of recent medicine is the revolution that has taken place in ideas on gonadal function in relation to hormonal control While the idea has gradually developed that such processes as menstruation, pregnancy and parturition, as well as aberrations from the normal course of these processes, are influenced by hormonal activity, the subject has been for the most part shrouded in mystery and has been confused by obviously futile and irrational "endocrine" therapy. Only in recent years has some suggestion of reason begun to flow from orderly and purposeful animal experimentation in this domain. As a matter of fact, so violent now is the torrent of publications and so bitter are the disagreements among able workers that one hardly dares hope that order can as yet emerge out of chaos.

In this well written, soundly tempered monograph one is tempted to say that the writers

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