Medicine: Glands

The most fertile branch of Medicine today is the study of the body's glands and the chemicals called hormones which those glands manufacture and distribute through the body.

The pituitary seems to be the most important gland in the body. It is a reddish-grey oval mass the size of a hazel nut, and lies in a bony case at the base of the brain. Apparently the pituitary keeps all the other glands teamed up. (The thyroid keeps them steamed up.) If the pituitary gland does not supply the secretions which the body needs, doctors in...

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