Neuroendocrinologists have demonstrated in the past decade or so that the endocrinotropic hormones of the anterior hypophysis stand under control of the hypothalamic region of the brain. Moreover, the individual hormones are under separate regulation by different parts of the hypothalamus (though experimenters disagree on the details) and are, of course, regulated by different stimuli as, indeed, their divergent functions would necessitate.
Those not involved in the subject may not be aware that an enormous literature has grown up, quite specialized and strictly for experts. Such a situation makes desirable a careful review and analysis. This is such a book. It is really an expanded second edition of Schreiber's comprehensive review which appeared in 1959 in the Czech language. He has long been engaged in this subject, his knowledge is extensive, and his approach the broadest possible. An attempt is made in the last chapter to establish clinical correlations, but