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February 1941

Endocrine Gynecology.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(2):470-471. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200020232017

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This volume is the best that the reviewer has read on the subject of endocrine disturbances in the female. The excellent organization, clarity of style, abundance of material and generous number of unique illustrations of great merit are particularly noteworthy.

The author discusses fully the physiologic principles and properties of the hormones of the glands of internal secretion, special emphasis being placed, naturally, on the sex hormones of the pituitary gland and on the sterols secreted by the ovaries. The physiology of normal menstruation as well as bleeding, cyclic or otherwise, is covered in an extensive and thorough discussion. The laboratory method used for diagnostic purposes in cases of endocrine disturbances is described in detail and evaluated fully. The technic of endometrial biopsy and that of tubal insufflation are set forth, and the possible information to be derived by such procedures is extensively discussed. The various endocrinopathies found in the

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