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Endocrinology: A brief introduction

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    SirHumphry DavyRolleston, The Endocrine Organs in Health and Disease (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1936). Rolleston, Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge, has eighty-two entries in the catalogue of the Countway Medical Library, Boston; these include biographical and historical works as well as contributions to The System of Medicine, which he edited, 1905–1908, with Sir Clifford Allbutt.

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    Edward A.Doisy, Sex Hormones: Porter Lectures Delivered at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, (Lawrence, Kans.: University of Kansas, 1936), pp. 3–5.

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    Arthur F. W. Hughes's manuscript, ‘A Review of Endocrinology’, complete but unpublished at the time of his death, is now being prepared for publication by his colleagues at Case Western Reserve University. The statistics were reduced to graph form by J. Richard Jones.

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    George Washington Corner, The Hormones and Human Reproduction, (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1942); Hans Simmer, “The First Experiments to Demonstrate Endocrine Function of the Corpus Luteum Pt. 2...”, Sudhoff's Archiv, 56 (1972), 73–99; Merriley Borell, “Origins of the Hormone Concept: Internal Secretions and Physiological Research, 1889–1905”, Ph. D. diss., Yale University, 1976; Laurie Rae Green, “A Study of Scientific Controversy: Walter Bradford Cannon and the Emergency Theory of Adrenin”, senior honors thesis, Harvard University, 1972; see also Diana Long Hall, ”Biology, Sex Hormones, and Sexism in the 1920's”, in Women and Philosophy, ed., Marx Wartofsky and Carol Gould (New York: Putnam, 1975), pp. 81–95. Other important recent introductions to the field are: C. Barker Jørgensen, “John Hunter, A. A. Berthold, and the Origins of Endocrinology”, Acta Historica Scientarum, Naturalium et Medicinalium, vol. 24, 1971; F. G. Young, “Ideas about Animal Hormones”, in The Chemistry of Life, ed. Joseph Needham (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970), pp. 125–155.

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Hall, D.L., Glick, T.F. Endocrinology: A brief introduction. J Hist Biol 9, 229–233 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00209883

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