Excerpt from Practical Organotherapy: The Internal Secretions in General Practice For more than twelve years I have been studying the glands of internal secretion with increasing interest, and in explanation of the work of a "laboratory of applied endocrinology" now know as "The Harrower Laboratory" which was established in the foothill city of Glendale, eight miles north of Los Angeles, California, in February, 1918, I must preface this book with a few remarks. The Object of This Book. First of all, let me explain what this book is intended to accomplish and why the previous editions have had so large a distribution (over twenty-two thousand copies were printed and the printing order for this edition is twenty-five thousand). As will be quickly seen, I have not been satisfied to take the word of the investigator whose work has been of an experimental character and who says that "the subject is still in its experimental stages," nor of the conservative editor who remarks that "endocrinology and especially organotherapy, is still in a state of chaos," etc. When a hint has come to me I have tried it out, have made it possible for many of my friends and correspondents to apply it clinically and, in the course of time, some real information, tested in "the crucible of the clinic," has been developed. I like to say that our work has "materialized many ideas pertaining to the internal secretions in general practice;" and to say that many an ephemeral suggestion or half-finished experimental hint has been made tangible and available to thousands of practising physicians, is telling nothing but the truth. It used to be most aggravating to me to read some interesting article and then learn at its close that "it may be possible, as our knowledge develops, to apply these findings in a clinical way in suitable cases." Now the physician is enabled to apply an idea with no preliminary bother, expense or even trepidation, for, in many instances, at least, this already has been done by hundreds of others. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.