CHARLES H. LAWRENCE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It is manifestly impossible to discuss in a single article all the disturbances of endocrine function that may be encountered during the period of adolescence. I have, therefore, selected one type of dysfunction which is peculiarly related to that period, hypofunction of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
It has long been known that the pituitary was a factor in the abnormalities of skeletal growth which are responsible for gigantism and dwarfism, but its responsibility for disturbances of maturation has been established more recently, and is still imperfectly understood. We have surmised that aberrations of that process were caused
LAWRENCE CH. ADOLESCENT DISTURBANCES OF ENDOCRINE FUNCTION; THE IMPORTANCE OF THEIR RECOGNITION AND TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;9:1503–1512. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-11-1503
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(11):1503-1512.
Endocrine and Metabolism.
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