By D. Lynn Loriaux

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

In 108 short chapters, A Biographical heritage of Endocrinology illuminates the growth of endocrinology from Hippocrates to the trendy day. the writer highlights very important 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 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 all of the watershed moments within the heritage of the occupation, the publication identifies key figures whose contributions stay correct 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 heritage of endocrinology will profit not just working towards and potential endocrinologists, but in addition different scientific experts and clinical historians.

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