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By D. Lynn Loriaux

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

In 108 short chapters, A Biographical background of Endocrinology illuminates the development of endocrinology from Hippocrates to the trendy day. the writer highlights very important 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 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 the entire watershed moments within the background of the occupation, the ebook identifies key figures whose contributions stay appropriate this present day. Their attention-grabbing tales of experiments and reports, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will encourage the subsequent new release of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever questioned "how did we get here?"

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

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4. There are critical days at fixed dates, when the battle between nature and the disease reaches a crisis. 5. Nature may win, in which case the morbid matters in the body are evacuated or carried off … or the “coction” of the morbid elements may not take place, in which case, the patient dies. 6. All that the physician can do for the patient is to give nature a chance to remove by regimen all that may hinder nature in her beneficent work [5]. You will detect much that is modern here. First is the emphasis on correct diagnosis through the recognition of syndromes endowing the physician with foresight, prognosis.

The Extant Works of Aretaeus, the Cappadocian, edited and translated by Francis Adams. London: Sydenham Society, 1856.   The Extant Works of Aretaeus, the Cappadocian. Special Edition. Birmingham, AL: Gryphon Editions, 1990. Chapter 8 Galen (130–200) The First “Human Anatomy” Galen was the greatest physician of antiquity after Hippocrates. His anatomical texts and system of medicine dominated the profession during his lifetime and for 1500 years thereafter. From the fifteenth century on, Galen is usually referred to as “Cl.

It makes all the difference. Here are some of Aretaeus’ ­writings for you to judge yourself, starting with the most celebrated. On diabetes Diabetes is a wonderful affliction, not very frequent among men, being a melting down of the flesh and limbs into urine. Its cause is of a cold and humid nature, as in dropsy. The course is the common one, namely, the kidneys and bladder; for the patients never stop making water, but the flow is incessant, as if from the opening of aqueducts. The nature of the disease, then, is chronic, and it takes a long period to form; but the patient is short‐lived if the constitution of the disease be completely established; for the melting is rapid, the death speedy.

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