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Practical organotherapy (1922)


Practical organotherapy (1922)

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    Henry Robert Harrower
Excerpt from book: the patient what these were intended to have done for the animal, is there not a most reasonable philosophy and foundation for the more general application of hormone therapy? As Leonard Williams, of London, remarked in the preface to his book, "Minor Maladies": "I believe that the serious study of what are called 'minor maladies' will lead to the prevention and forestalling of many serious diseases. Still more earnestly do I believe that the study of the whole field of the internal secretions will enable us to detect and correct morbid tendencies with a degree of success which has been denied to the older methods. The microbe—the seed —has ruled the immediate past: the future is with the soil, the endocrine glands." It must be remembered that the dosage of products that are active as a result of their hormone content has quite a different basis from that of drugs: There is no definite dosage, save "dose enough." Joseph Pratt, of Boston, has said: "As all internal secretions are stimulatory substances and do not furnish nutritive material to the cells, they are able to exert their specific action when present in very small quantities." To one who uses the hormone-bearing extracts for any length of time, and who thus has an opportunity to appreciate their specificity and value, the subject assumes a most important aspect, since it makes possible results otherwise unattainable. In the words of Leonard Williams, this is "a subject of inquiry as fascinating as any in the whole range of medicine, and as fruitful in promise as any in the whole range of therapeutics." SECTION II. CHAPTER 3 FAILURES WITH ORGANOTHERAPY As with every phase of the treatment of disease we expect to encounter a certain proportion of failures with the administration of organotherapeutic preparat...  
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