By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a special clinical area of expertise was once no effortless job. This attractive quantity chronicles the adventure during the tales of the boys –and occasional women—who formed the uniqueness throughout the ages.
In 108 short chapters, A Biographical heritage of Endocrinology illuminates the growth 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 background of the career, the booklet identifies key figures whose contributions stay suitable this present day. Their interesting tales of experiments and stories, 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 heritage of endocrinology will profit not just training and potential endocrinologists, but additionally different clinical experts and scientific historians.
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Altogether, then, there is such a conformity between both their theoretical and practical views in their profession as we never find to exist except between authors who lived in or about the same period. It is true there is one striking difference between them – one writes modern Attic in a style worthy of Xenophon or Theophrastus, whereas the other uses Ionic or old Attic, bearing a considerable resemblance to the language of Hippocrates and Herodotus. This, however, when attentively considered, will be found to be a confirmation of my views regarding the identity of the age in in which the two authors in question flourished; for it would appear to have been the practice of learned men in the second century, from some unexplained taste, to write sometimes in the one dialect and sometimes in the other.
Here, temple sleep (“incubation”) was prescribed. Through the night, the priests would walk their “rounds”, and when periods of rapid eye movement sleep were detected in a sufferer, they would awaken the patient and listen to the description of the dream. This would usually allow a final dispensation. It was in this place that the temple snakes lived out their lives, slithering over and between the sleeping sufferers and serving to move the latest intelligence between the patients and the Gods via the staff of Asclepius.
Western medicine emerged. Students and patients flocked to Kos to work with the priests of the Asclepion. With time, it was written down in the Hipprocratic Corpus. 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.