J. H. MEANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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First, may I express my thanks for the honor you have done me in asking me to give your Harvard Lecture. For subject I have chosen certain aspects of the fundamental question, "What makes us tick?"
"What makes us tick as human beings" is perhaps relatively easy to answer. We might say the cerebral cortex or, if you prefer, the soul of man. The latter, however, gets us into theology, and I would prefer to stay out of that—at least at this time. "What makes us tick as animals" is a more complicated question. There is involved not only our
MEANS JH. THE INTEGRATIVE ACTION OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:1311–1323. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-6-1311
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(6):1311-1323.
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