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May 1937

Die Nebennierenrinde.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(5):930. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170210173012

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The author of this monograph is an assistant in the Second Medical University Clinic of the Charité Hospital in Berlin. He has painstakingly assembled the material for a review of the development of knowledge concerning the adrenal cortex from the original description of the adrenal glands by Eustachius in 1563 down to the present time. He is to be congratulated on the success of his work. The author has arranged his material according to a well planned sequence. He begins with a historic account of the adrenal glands, next he discusses the morphology and function of the adrenal cortex and then he describes the isolation of the cortical hormone and animal experiments to prove the many effects of this hormone. Finally, he devotes a section of the book to the clinical aspects of Addison's disease and other conditions in which the function of the adrenal cortex is deficient and to

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