By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a special clinical distinctiveness used to be no effortless activity. This enticing quantity chronicles the adventure throughout the tales of the lads –and occasional women—who formed the uniqueness during the ages.
In 108 short chapters, A Biographical background of Endocrinology illuminates the development of endocrinology from Hippocrates to the fashionable 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 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 background of the occupation, the e-book identifies key figures whose contributions stay proper this present day. Their interesting tales of experiments and experiences, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will encourage the subsequent iteration of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever questioned "how did we get here?"
This complete but concise biographical heritage of endocrinology will gain not just training and potential endocrinologists, but additionally different clinical experts and scientific historians.
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He then subdued Halicarnassus and the other cities of the region. He slashed the Gordian knot. In his next encounter with the Persians, Darius fled the battlefield leaving behind his wife, two daughters, and his mother. Alexander stormed Tyre and killed all men of military age. He sold the women and children into slavery. The same fate awaited Gaza. He conquered Egypt, where he was feted as a liberator. Before leaving Egypt, Alexander developed the plans for a new city, Alexandria. It would become the new capital of Egypt, and the conduit through which all of the riches of the Nile would flow to Greece.