Hippocrates to Harrison : Addison


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Addison, Thomas, 1793-1860
On the constitutional and local effects of disease of the supra-renal capsules.
London : Samuel Highley, 1855.

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This handsome monograph of 1855 describes adrenal failure and its pathological basis which still keeps Addison's name in everyday medical usage. Its publication is now regarded as inaugurating the formal study of endocrinology. The author was one of a group of nineteenth century London physicians who defined numerous important clinico-pathological correlations by their careful collection of case records supported by autopsy examinations.

Addison's introduction begins with the striking phrase, "If pathology be to disease what physiology is to health "

RB 4755.65