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.