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One entertains hopes, on opening a book entitled "The Human Adrenal Gland," that the wildly proliferating newer information relating to this organ will have been reduced by creative scholarship to the essentials required by the physician. If it cannot be said that the authors have succeeded in doing this, it should be said too that the task is appallingly difficult.
The treatment of the adrenal medulla furnishes a fair example of the book's principal weakness. The central fact of significance about the medulla is surely its very close relation to the sympathetic nervous system; and it seems that the presentation
The Human Adrenal Gland.. Ann Intern Med. ;55:1041. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-6-1041_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(6):1041.
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