ALBERT M. SNELL, M.D.; LEONARD G. ROWNTREE, M.D.
It is now eighty years since Thomas Addison presented his memorable work on disease of the suprarenal capsules before the South London Medical Society, and described the Syndrome which bears his name. At the time of his description nothing was known of the functions of the suprarenal glands although they had been described by Eustachius in 1563 and had been the subject of anatomic studies for three centuries. Addison's description not only established a new clinical entity but gave the first stimulus to modern physiologic studies on the function of these glands. An enormous volume of literature has grown up
SNELL AM, ROWNTREE LG. Clinical Experience With Addison's Disease1. Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:6–28. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-1-6
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(1):6-28.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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