By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a different clinical strong point was once no effortless activity. This enticing quantity chronicles the adventure in the course of the tales of the boys –and occasional women—who formed the area of expertise in the course of the ages.
In 108 short chapters, A Biographical historical past of Endocrinology illuminates the development of endocrinology from Hippocrates to the trendy day. the writer highlights vital leaders and their contributions to the sphere, together with those early pioneers:
- Kos and Alexandria, and the 1st human anatomy
- Bartolomeo Eustachi and the adrenal gland
- Richard decrease 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 the entire watershed moments within the background of the career, the publication identifies key figures whose contributions stay suitable at the present time. Their attention-grabbing tales of experiments and reports, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will encourage the following iteration of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever puzzled "how did we get here?"
This finished but concise biographical heritage of endocrinology will profit not just training and potential endocrinologists, but in addition different clinical experts and clinical historians.
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In this instance, indeed, there are various circumstances which lead us to infer that the Roman writer, who is merely a great compiler on all subjects, was indebted to the Greek authority on the Materia Medica, and hence the learned are pretty generally agreed that the work of Dioscorides must have preceded that of Pliny, although both were productions of the same age. One thing, at least is indisputable respecting them, as every person familiar with their productions must be convinced, that there is such a congeniality and accordance between their opinions on various subjects which they treat of in common, that we can have no hesitation in setting them down as authors who had lived about the same time.
A biographical history of endocrinology by D. Lynn Loriaux