A biographical history of endocrinology by D. Lynn Loriaux

By D. Lynn Loriaux

Establishing endocrinology as a different clinical strong point was once no effortless job. This attractive quantity chronicles the adventure in the course of the tales of the boys –and occasional women—who formed the strong point throughout the ages.

In 108 short chapters, A Biographical background of Endocrinology illuminates the development 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 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 heritage of the occupation, the booklet identifies key figures whose contributions stay proper this day. Their attention-grabbing tales of experiments and reports, 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 complete but concise biographical background of endocrinology will profit not just training and potential endocrinologists, but additionally different clinical experts and scientific historians.

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Thus, Robert Louis Stevenson could write in the preface to Underwoods, 2400 years later: There are men and classes of men that stand above the common herd: the soldier, sailor and shepherd not infrequently; the artist rarely; rarer still, the clergyman; the physician almost as a rule. He is the flower (such as it is) of our civilization; and when that age of man is done with, and only to be marvelled at in history, he will be thought to have shared as little as any in the defects of the period, and most notably exhibited the virtues of the race.

E. and remained a commercial center until it declined under the Byzantine Empire. The harbor filled with silt and it was abandoned in the fourteenth century. At the time Soranus came to Rome, there were two principal medical schools of thought. , it resided within the patient and was influenced by all that the individual did). The Methodists A Biographical History of Endocrinology, First Edition. D. Lynn Loriaux. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This work is a co-publication between the Endocrine Society and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

A Biographical History of Endocrinology, First Edition. D. Lynn Loriaux. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This work is a co-publication between the Endocrine Society and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. E. as tutor to the young Alexander. Aristotle was known and respected at the Macedonian Court for his great intellect and skills as a teacher. His association with Hermias, who at the time was planning an expedition against the Persians with Philip, facilitated the appointment.

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