A biographical history of endocrinology by D. Lynn Loriaux

By D. Lynn Loriaux

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

In 108 short chapters, A Biographical historical past of Endocrinology illuminates the growth 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 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 historical past of the career, the booklet identifies key figures whose contributions stay proper this day. Their attention-grabbing tales of experiments and stories, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will encourage the subsequent iteration of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever questioned "how did we get here?"

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

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E) 15 the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his fingers’ ends, I knew there was but one way; for his nose was as sharp as a pen, and ’a babbled of green fields. … a’ bade me lay more clothes on his feet: I put my hand into the bed and felt them, and they were as cold as any stone; then I felt to his knees, … and so upward and upward, and all was as cold as any stone [8]. The greatest contribution of the Hippocratic School, by all accounts, is the oath [9]. I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygiea and Panacea, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this oath and this stipulation‐ to reckon him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this art if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others.

Disease is caused by an imbalance in the constituent parts of the body, a dyscrasia. These imbalances can be understood by careful study of the sick. Third is the concept of a natural tendency to healing. It is the physician’s role to promote this tendency by removing all possible obstacles to it. In fact, if we cleave away the concept of the four humors and the notions of “coction” and “critical days,” we are left with the first premises of modern medical thought. The Aphorisms is the most widely read treatise in the collection.

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