By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a special scientific forte was once no effortless job. This attractive quantity chronicles the adventure during the tales of the boys –and occasional women—who formed the distinctiveness during 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 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 heritage of the career, the e-book identifies key figures whose contributions stay correct this day. Their interesting tales of experiments and reviews, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will encourage the following new release of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever questioned "how did we get here?"
This accomplished but concise biographical historical past of endocrinology will gain not just practising and potential endocrinologists, but in addition different scientific experts and clinical historians.
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The Genuine Works of Hippocrates, edited by F. Adams. Special Edition, The Classics of Medicine Library. Birmingham, AL: Gryphon Editions, pp. 779–80. 10. The Genuine Works of Hippocrates, edited by F. Adams. Special Edition, The Classics of Medicine Library. Birmingham, AL: Gryphon Editions, pp. 119–20. This chapter has been reproduced from Loriaux, D. Lynn: Hippocrates. The Endocrinologist 1994; 4(1): 3–6. ) Experiments of Nature Aristotle was the first to describe the consequences of an endocrine ablation: castration.
The entryway opened into a large courtyard surrounded by a stone wall with an interior loggia, under which most of the primary care such as cuts, abrasions, fractures, and the self‐limited diseases of children were managed. ” The patient ascended to the second level, usually with a domestic animal in tow: sheep, pig, goat, or cow. The animal would be sacrificed by exsanguination, and the entrails spread out on the marble alter. The nature of the ailment would be read in the peristalsis of the large and small bowels, accompanied by an analysis of the concurrent flight of nearby birds, the winds, gathering storms, etc.
Part of the venous blood in the right ventricle passed through small channels in the interventricular septum, where it came in contact with the air which had passed into the left ventricle from the lungs through the pulmonary vein . Galen spent 11 years in Alexandria. It was there that he developed his theory of the pneuma and the vital animal spirits which, in fact, was taken directly from the work of Diascorides and Erasistratus 400 years before. Vesalius, in the early Renaissance, became convinced that Galen had never dissected the human body.
A biographical history of endocrinology by D. Lynn Loriaux