By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a special clinical forte 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 uniqueness 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 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 background of the career, the e-book identifies key figures whose contributions stay proper this day. Their attention-grabbing tales of experiments and stories, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will motivate the subsequent iteration of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever questioned "how did we get here?"
This accomplished but concise biographical background of endocrinology will gain not just training and potential endocrinologists, but additionally different scientific experts and scientific historians.
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