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By D. Lynn Loriaux

Establishing endocrinology as a special clinical forte used to be no effortless job. This enticing quantity chronicles the adventure during the tales of the lads –and occasional women—who formed the distinctiveness during the ages.

In 108 short chapters, A Biographical historical past of Endocrinology illuminates the development of endocrinology from Hippocrates to the fashionable day. the writer highlights vital leaders and their contributions to the sector, together with those early pioneers:

  • Kos and Alexandria, and the 1st human anatomy
  • Bartolomeo Eustachi and the adrenal gland
  • Richard reduce and the pituitary gland
  • Thomas Addison and adrenal insufficiency
  • Franz Leydig and testosterone secreting cells
  • Wiliam Stewart Halsted and surgical procedure of the thyroid gland
  • John J. Abel and isolation of hormones
  • Hakaru Hashimoto and his disease

Covering all of the watershed moments within the heritage of the occupation, the ebook identifies key figures whose contributions stay appropriate this day. Their interesting tales of experiments and experiences, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will encourage the subsequent iteration of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever puzzled "how did we get here?"

This complete but concise biographical background of endocrinology will profit not just training and potential endocrinologists, but in addition different clinical experts and scientific historians.

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Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1936. 2. Graham H: Eternal Eve. The History of Gynaecology & Obstetrics. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1951. 3. Medvei VC: A History of Endocrinology. Lancaster: MTP Press, 1982. 4. ): Soranus’ Gynecology. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1956. This chapter has been reproduced from Speroff, Leon: Soranus of Ephesus. The Endocrinologist 1994; 4(4): 230–2. ) The most remarkable thing about Aretaeus is the disparity between the quality of writing that characterizes all of his extant works, and the abject paucity of what we know about him.

Aretaeus avoided the grand circuit and all of the literary corruption associated with it. Aretaeus reached Venice when the Byzantine scholars fled Constantinople as it fell to the Turks in 1453. They took the manuscripts to Italy. Aretaeus’ original Greek edition was published for all to see and read in 1554. When we read Aretaeus in English, there have been, at most, two translations. It makes all the difference. Here are some of Aretaeus’ ­writings for you to judge yourself, starting with the most celebrated.

E. While he was alive, Aristotle enjoyed the protection of Antipater who oversaw Alexander’s affairs in Greece. ) 19 at Aristotle. Aristotle was charged with impiety because of a eulogy he had written for Hermias many years before. Fearing for his life, he fled Athens to his mother’s property in Chalcis. E. Aristotle determined, in great measure, the form and direction of western intellectual growth. His range of erudition stretches credulity. He worked in physics, chemistry, zoology, biology, botany, psychology, politics and ethics, logic and metaphysics, history, literary theory, rhetoric, and dialectic.

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