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Endocrinologists will be grateful for this critical evaluation of the literature on the pineal gland, published for the Commonwealth Fund by the Harvard University Press. Over 1700 papers are listed in the bibliography, including those written in the Japanese as well as in the Slavic tongues. The sheer bulk of this scientific writing appals one, particularly as it adds up to so very little. The authors are to be congratulated on undertaking the Herculean task of selecting those papers worthy of serious comment. Their chief criterion for inclusion was the statistical significance of the data presented. As a result their
The Pineal Gland: A Review of the Physiologic Literature.. Ann Intern Med. ;42:960. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-4-960_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(4):960.
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