Implantation of ova. Edited by P. Eckstein. vii + 97 pages illustrated. $6.00. Cambridge University Press New York. 1959код для вставкиСкачать
91 BOOKS DIE SPEICHELDRUSENDES MENSCHEN - ANATOMIE, PHYSIOLOGIE UND KLINISCHE PATHOLOGIE. By Sigurd Rauch. xii 507 pages, 227 figures. DM 79. - - ($18.80). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. 1959. + According to the author, no one previously has published a monograph on the salivary glands. The purpose of this book is to fill this gap and bring together the information available from many sources. Of the three sections the first, anatomy, embryology, and histology is much the shortest, covering only 40 pages. The parotid gland is described in some detail, giving its gross anatomical features, innervation, blood and lymphatic vessels. The innervation includes a brief outline of the central connections. The submandibular, sublingual and small palatine glands are briefly mentioned. Two pages cover the embryology. The histology includes finer details of blood, lymphatic, and nerve supply; cytochemistry and electron microscopy are reviewed and the part ends with a few pages on involution and regeneration. There is an extensive list of references, both classical and recent, with authors listed alphabetically but without titles. The second section is on physiology. The first portion deals with the procurement and study of normal secretion, that is, without artificial stimulation. The data are quantitative. The next part deals with stimulated function and experimental study of nervous and humoral regulation. The third part takes up function. In addition to digestive function, mention is made of trophic and anti-infective activity. The third section, clinical pathology, is the longest and gives an elaborate coverage of pathology, clinical diagnosis, and therapy. All sections, parts, and subdivisions have exhaustive lists of references. Although the book leans heavily toward pathological and clinical interests, the experimental physiology is extensive and contains interesting theoretical conclusions, The anatomical portion is more useful as a source of references than a storehouse of information. IMPLANTATION OF OVA. Edited by P. Eckstein. vii 97 pages, illustrated. $6.00. Cambridge University Press, New York. 1959. + The special theme of this thin volume is suggested by its sponsoring organization; it is Memoir No. 6 of the Society of Endocrinology. Of the 18 participants in this conference, held at the Ciba Foundation in London on 27 November 1957, 15 are British, two French and one Israeli. They represent an active, interested group, all report on their own research, outlining the more important trends, maximal areas of ignorance, and opportunities for everybody’s future research. In a survey of implantation, the opinion is expressed that morphological studies, even including histo- and cytochemistry, have served their purpose and that future advance rests with the physiology and biochemistry. One can only reassure one’s self with the thought that Anatomists are still blazing trials in and for both these disciplines. Short chapters go on to present experimental induction of pseudopregnancy and deciduomata in rats by A. Psychoyos; delayed implantation in the badger by R. J. Harrison and E. G. Neal; glycogen in early implantation sites by J. D. Boyd; biochemical approach to the study of ovum implantation in rabbits by C. Lutwak-Mann; the attachment cone of the guinea pig blastocyst observed with time lapse phase contrast cinematography by E. C. Amoroso; substances which inhibit pregnancy and the action of steroid hormones by J. S. Robson; the spacing of implantations in the mouse uterus by Ann McLaren and D. Michie; recent studies on hormonal control of delayed implantation and superimplantation in rats by G. Mayer; histamine and the nidation of the ovum by M. C. Shelesnyak. An entertaining feature of the book is the inclusion of lively discussion after each presentation and a general discussion at the end. Bibliographic references are rather skimpy and one has a little the impression that this was a scientific mutual admiration gathering, but that this kept it from being stuffy.