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The Adrenals.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;52(3):764. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.04140030254018.
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In this volume Grollman, a well known investigator in the field of the adrenal glands, has given a complete account of the development of the knowledge of these interesting and important glands: the brilliant researches that led to the identification of their two hormones and the final synthesis of epinephrine and the no less brilliant but so far futile endeavors to discover the real functions in the body economy of these two potent substances.

After a brief historical résumé the subject matter is presented in four parts: (1) anatomic considerations, (2) the medulla, (3) the cortex and (4) clinical considerations.

Part 1 gives a full statement of the gross and microscopic anatomic features of the glands themselves and the accessory adrenal tissues and derives especial interest from the author's discussion of his ideas regarding the "androgenic" tissue, the clinical implications of which he considers again in part 4.

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