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October 1939

The Endocrine Glands.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;64(4):888. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00190040229013

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Abstract

As stated in the preface, the aim of the author was to provide a "book which discusses with equal thoroughness and on the basis of first hand information both the theoretical and practical aspects of endocrinology." The first section is concerned with general principles of endocrinology and the relation to other fields. Succeeding sections deal in turn with the individual endocrine glands, including the thymus and the pineal body. Each of these sections includes brief chapters on historical material and on the embryology, anatomy, histology and physiology of the gland in question. These are followed by a chapter on morbid anatomy. Longer chapters discuss the various clinical disorders, their classification, etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy. References to the literature, conveniently placed at the end of chapters or subjects, are liberally supplied. A large number cf photographs of patients and of histologic sections are provided.

The author shows a commendable reluctance

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