By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a different scientific forte was once no effortless job. This enticing quantity chronicles the adventure in the course of the tales of the boys –and occasional women—who formed the distinctiveness in the course of the ages.
In 108 short chapters, A Biographical heritage 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 the entire watershed moments within the historical past of the occupation, the e-book identifies key figures whose contributions stay suitable this day. Their attention-grabbing tales of experiments and reviews, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will motivate the following new release of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever puzzled "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 clinical experts and clinical historians.
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They never crossed paths. They never knew of each other. What we have is probably all that Aretaeus ever wrote. He wrote it himself, no secretaries. His material was mostly unknown and, hence, did not go with Nestorians to Jundi Shapur. Lucky for us that some poor scholar, fleeing Constantinople, gathered scrolls on his way out, and sold them to the first interested person in Venice to get enough money to live. Luckily, it was translated, and only once, from Greek to Latin. It gives us our best chance to see clearly the life of one of history’s greatest physicians, Aretaeus of Cappadocia.
The “Oath” was created to give the profession a code of behavior. Kos remained the center of medical evolution for the next 300 years. E. His father was Philip II of Macedon and Alexander was the first among a number of claimants to the throne. , Philip was assassinated by Pausanias, the captain of his personal bodyguard and Alexander was proclaimed king. He was 26 years old. He was short of stature at 5 foot 7 inches, sturdy, with one blue eye and one brown one. He probably had a right fourth cranial nerve palsy as well: he held his head, at rest, with his nose pointing toward his left shoulder.
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. He and Plato were the leading intellects of Classical Greece. E. in the town of Stagira on the Aegean Sea near the Macedonian border and the modern city of Thessaloniki.
A biographical history of endocrinology by D. Lynn Loriaux