By D. Lynn Loriaux
Establishing endocrinology as a different scientific forte was once no effortless activity. This attractive quantity chronicles the adventure during the tales of the lads –and occasional women—who formed the area of expertise during the ages.
In 108 short chapters, A Biographical background 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 the entire watershed moments within the historical past of the occupation, the booklet 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 encourage the subsequent new release of endocrinologists and fulfill each clinician who ever questioned "how did we get here?"
This entire but concise biographical background of endocrinology will profit not just working towards and potential endocrinologists, but in addition different clinical experts and clinical historians.
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Although his main interests were obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics, he wrote on everything. His major text, Gynecology, was written in the first half of the second century. He died about 40 years before Galen wrote his major works. Ephesus is located near the modern city of Izmir, Turkey. E. by Ionian Greeks. Possession of the city changed with each century’s latest conqueror. E. Ephesus flourished under Macedonian rule. E. and remained a commercial center until it declined under the Byzantine Empire.
Lynn Loriaux. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This work is a co-publication between the Endocrine Society and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. E. as tutor to the young Alexander. Aristotle was known and respected at the Macedonian Court for his great intellect and skills as a teacher. His association with Hermias, who at the time was planning an expedition against the Persians with Philip, facilitated the appointment. Aristotle remained in Macedonia for 7 years, 3 of which were spent as mentor to Alexander, who was 13 years old when his studies with Aristotle began.
The focus of the Academy in this period was politics, legislation, and a growing interest in mathematics and astronomy. Aristotle stayed at the Academy for 20 years. He modeled his writings on those of Plato, which were famous for a flowing yet lucid style with great economy of expression. Aristotle and Plato, although intellectual rivals, were on good terms and had a healthy mutual respect. E. his nephew, Speusippus, became head of the Academy. Aristotle left soon after the appointment for a new “colonial” academy in the city of Assus, near the ancient city of Troy.
A biographical history of endocrinology by D. Lynn Loriaux