By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a different scientific distinctiveness used to be no effortless job. This attractive 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 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 sphere, together with those early pioneers:
- Kos and Alexandria, and the 1st human anatomy
- Bartolomeo Eustachi and the adrenal gland
- Richard decrease 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 occupation, the ebook identifies key figures whose contributions stay appropriate this present day. Their interesting tales of experiments and reports, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will encourage 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 in addition different clinical experts and clinical historians.
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Population control was a problem that received considerable attention by Greek physicians and writers. Plato and Aristotle both argued in favor of “zero” population growth. It was Soranus who first taught specific techniques of contraception, some of which were based on an inadequate understanding of the menstrual cycle. People should abstain from coitus at the times we have indicated as especially dangerous, that is, the time directly before and after menstruation. Further, the woman ought in the moment during coitus when the man ejaculates his sperm, to hold her breath, draw her body back a little 22 A Biographical History of Endocrinology so that the semen cannot penetrate into the os uterus, then immediately get up and sit down with bent knees, and in this position, provoke sneezes.
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 Extant Works of Aretaeus, the Cappadocian, edited and translated by Francis Adams.
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 Extant Works of Aretaeus, the Cappadocian, edited and translated by Francis Adams. London: Sydenham Society, 1856. The Extant Works of Aretaeus, the Cappadocian.