By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a special scientific uniqueness used to be no effortless activity. This enticing quantity chronicles the adventure in the course of the tales of the boys –and occasional women—who formed the distinctiveness throughout 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 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 the entire watershed moments within the background of the occupation, the e-book identifies key figures whose contributions stay correct this present day. Their attention-grabbing tales of experiments and reports, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will encourage the following iteration of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever puzzled "how did we get here?"
This accomplished but concise biographical heritage of endocrinology will profit not just training and potential endocrinologists, but additionally different scientific experts and clinical historians.
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2. Major RH: A History of Medicine. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1954. 3. Longrigg J: Anatomy in Alexandria in the third century BC. Br J Hist Sci 1988; 21: 455–88, pp. 477–8. E) Western Medicine Begins Medicine is the most distinguished of all the arts, but through the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who casually judge such practitioners, it is now of all the arts by far the least esteemed. This unflattering summation of the medical profession, one that could have been written today, was penned more than 2000 years ago in the short treatise, Law, in the Hippocratic Corpus .
Rhodes and Kos were the dominant islands. Three main cities emerged on Rhodes: Lindos, Kamiros, and Ialyssos. Kos City flourished on the island of Kos, as did Knidos and Halicarnassus on the mainland. Together, these six cities are known as the Dorian Hexapolis. , the Hexapolis joined with the Athenaean Delean league and came to define the eastern limit of Greece. Kos became the gateway for transshipment of all things “eastern” into Greece, including culture, art, cuisine, mythology, and, importantly, silk.
5. Nature may win, in which case the morbid matters in the body are evacuated or carried off … or the “coction” of the morbid elements may not take place, in which case, the patient dies. 6. All that the physician can do for the patient is to give nature a chance to remove by regimen all that may hinder nature in her beneficent work . You will detect much that is modern here. First is the emphasis on correct diagnosis through the recognition of syndromes endowing the physician with foresight, prognosis.