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A Biographical History of Endocrinology

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For the first time A Biographical History of Endocrinology brings together in one volume the complete biographical history of endocrinology from Hippocrates to the modern day, highlighting the important leaders and their contributions to the medical field. This book can be purchased directly from Wiley.

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Unsung heroes, untold stories, unforgettable first-person encounters. Discover intriguing facts behind key innovations in endocrinology:

  • How was the commercial production of androgens, estrogens, progesterone, and glucocorticoids first made possible?
  • Who gave us the first accurate description of diabetes?
  • How did watching a sword swallower inspire Kussmaul to discover the first endoscope?

For the first time A Biographical History of Endocrinology brings together in one volume the complete biographical history of endocrinology from Hippocrates to the modern day, highlighting the important leaders and their contributions to the medical field.

Encompassing all the watershed moments in the history of the profession, each chapter focuses on a key figure and their role in the progression of endocrinology related medicine and science. This is the only text that provides a concise yet comprehensive biographical history of endocrinology that will benefit not only trainee and qualified endocrinologists but also non-specialists in the medical profession as well as historians of medicine.

“This is a wonderful, enjoyable companion for your bedside reading and a gift your colleagues will treasure.”

— R. Paul Robertson, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & d

This book can be purchased directly from Wiley.

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