In this valuable book the author aims to give and gives with complete success, a connected, comprehensive, well-considered and critical presentation of our knowledge of internal secretions.
In a short general part there is traced briefly the development of the ideas of neural and humoral correlation of organs up to the definite establishment by Claude Bernard and Brown-Séquard of the conception of internal secretions. This conception is then defined and its limits drawn, the origin and modes of action of hormones outlined, and the methods and materials used by investigators in developing our knowledge of internal secretions detailed.
In the special part, which constitutes the bulk of the book, the author takes up the thyroid apparatus, the thymus, the adrenal systems, the hypophysis, the pineal gland, the internal secretions of the reproductive organs, of the pancreas, the gastric and the intestinal mucous membranes, and of the kidneys.
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