This book is the work of one of the pioneers in the field of endocrinology. The author gives a comprehensive description of the functions of the various endocrine glands, their interaction and their relation to the autonomous nervous system and to the metabolic processes, including the function of the vitamins.
The manifold endocrine disturbances are classified according to their pathological genesis; their diagnosis is illustrated by excellent pictures, and the therapy is discussed in detail. Not less than 22 symptoms and syndromes are described under the heading "Diseases of the Hypophysis—Diencephalic System."
Literature is quoted in an overwhelming amount at the bottom of each page; thus, it is readily available and not disturbing to the reading of the text. A total of at least 3,500 references altogether are quoted from the literature published all over the globe, as far back as the end of the nineteenth century. The wealth of