By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a unique clinical strong point was once no effortless job. This enticing quantity chronicles the adventure in the course of the tales of the boys –and occasional women—who formed the strong point during the ages.
In 108 short chapters, A Biographical background of Endocrinology illuminates the growth of endocrinology from Hippocrates to the fashionable 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 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 heritage of the career, the publication identifies key figures whose contributions stay suitable this day. Their attention-grabbing tales of experiments and reviews, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will motivate the subsequent new release of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever puzzled "how did we get here?"
This entire but concise biographical historical past of endocrinology will gain not just practising and potential endocrinologists, but in addition different scientific experts and scientific historians.
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