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September 1940

Sex and Internal Secretions: A Survey of Recent Research.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(3):782. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190150253020

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Abstract

The introduction to this volume states that the book deals prodominantly with the subject of the mediation, by hormones circulating in the blood, of the sexual characteristics which are especially characteristic of the vertebrates, including man. It is impossible adequately to present a review of this more than 1,300 page book in the form of an abstract, because the editors have painstakingly examined all phases of published work dealing with an increasingly complex subject, and have presented them clearly and with essentially irreducible brevity. Fundamental subjects necessary to complete understanding of the whole subject, such as "cytological and genetic bases of sex," "embryonic development of sex," "modification of development of sex"' and "sex and secondary sex characters" are considered in section A, which precedes the chapters dealing with topics perhaps more familiar to the general reader.

The second division of the book is concerned with the physiologic aspects of the

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