By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a different clinical distinctiveness was once no effortless job. This attractive quantity chronicles the adventure throughout the tales of the lads –and occasional women—who formed the strong point in the course of the ages.
In 108 short chapters, A Biographical historical past of Endocrinology illuminates the growth 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 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 all of the watershed moments within the historical past of the occupation, the publication identifies key figures whose contributions stay suitable this present day. Their interesting 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 questioned "how did we get here?"
This accomplished but concise biographical historical past of endocrinology will gain not just practising and potential endocrinologists, but in addition different scientific experts and clinical historians.
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His works of “compilation” almost certainly belong to these years. He drew up lists of the victors in the Pythian and Olympic Games. He made a chronology of Athenian drama which remains the basis for dating Greek plays. He organized the collection of 58 Greek “constitutions,” and his work “On the Athenian Constitution,” is the only extant contemporary study of the subject. ” It is in this work we find a passage of great interest to endocrinologists: Some animals change their form and character, not only at certain ages and at certain seasons, but in consequence of being castrated; and all animals possessed of testicles may be submitted to this operation.
E) Western Medicine Begins Medicine is the most distinguished of all the arts, but through the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who casually judge such practitioners, it is now of all the arts by far the least esteemed. This unflattering summation of the medical profession, one that could have been written today, was penned more than 2000 years ago in the short treatise, Law, in the Hippocratic Corpus . Of all physicians, Hippocrates did more than any other to change this opinion of medicine and its practitioners.
It is a system in which, often enough the physician cannot be selected, hired, or fired by the patient. The extent to which we survive this regressive step and avoid anew the characterization of physicians that began this chapter will depend upon an objective and dispassionate analysis of the effects of the coming change. Again, Hippocrates has shown us the way. I have written this down deliberately, believing it is valuable to learn of unsuccessful experiments and to know the causes of their failure .