WALTER FREEMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In recent times there has been intensive study of the excesses and deficiencies of the glands supplying hormones to the body, and a multitude of clinical syndromes have been described. It is now possible, on the basis of structural and biochemical studies, to identify disturbances in a number of these glands. When it comes to personality studies in relationship with the endocrine system, however, there is a school of thought which, in the quaint words of Benjamin Franklin1 concerning the medical school in Edinburgh, "seems better calculated to please the fancy than to form the Judgment." The Italian school of
FREEMAN W. PERSONALITY AND THE ENDOCRINES; A STUDY BASED UPON 1400 QUANTITATIVE NECROPSIES1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:444–450. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-4-444
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(4):444-450.
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