The Ductless Glandular Diseases.

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(23):1813. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580490061027.
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The book contains an introductory chapter on the embryology and general physiologic relations of the ductless glands. This is followed by two chapters on the diseases of the thyroids. The diseases of the parathyroids, thymus, hypophysis, pineal body, suprarenals, pancreas and the gonads are each accorded a chapter. There is one chapter on pluriglandular diseases (multiple glandular sclerosis, giantism), and three chapters on diseases which, according to Falta, are not directly traced to disarrangement of the endocrine glands, such as status lymphaticus, infantilism, mongolism, chondrodystrophy, and the different forms of obesity.

A careful perusal of the volume leaves the impression that the author is too dogmatic in a field in which so much is as yet unsettled. Thus he states (p. 24) as demonstrated facts that all the ductless glands "are supplied with vegetative nerves, and their function is thus in a great measure regulated by the nervous system"; and


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