Endocrinology in the classroom

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dc.contributor.author Samuels, Ivan G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:52Z
dc.date.created 1953 en_US
dc.date.issued 1953
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1953 .S26 en_US
dc.identifier.other P486B z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185106
dc.description.abstract Because of the tremendous importance of the endocrine or ductless glands, with their hormonal secretions, in the structure and function of the human body, it seems necessary for the school teacher to be at least exposed to the value and function of these glands as they might affect personality, life and behavior of the student. A considerable part of growth and development is involved between the time of entrance of the student in the kindergarten and the time of graduation as a senior in high school. This growth is mental, physical, social, and spiritual in natures and the study of endocrinology reveals that these glands of destiny may make a marked difference in each of these areas. The school teacher makes no pretense of being a physiologist, but sees nothing to prevent his from trying to discover why one fifth grader might be extremely smaller than the others why one student is unusually nervous and over energetic, while the other student seems persistently passive, uncooperative, and irresponsive. Why does one student, who seems to be well provided for at home, with the best of food and other general care, remain: dull and listless, failing, to participate in the social life of the school and his community 'I The answer to some of these differences might lie in more than student laziness or the failure of the teacher to stimulate interest in the classroom situation.Nowadays, be influences of the glands of internal secretion hold a very prominent place in medical thought and investigation. Pathological investigations have come to the aid of physiological research in the elucidation of the function of these glands in health, and of clinical medicine in the study of the disease to which they are liable, and of the symptoms by which these diseases are revealed. There is indeed no department of physiology in which more has been learned from the experiments which nature itself has carried out. By the removal of individual glands, and by observation of cases in which they have been destroyed by disease, it has been learned what results accrue from withdrawal of their influence, and medical science has been able to discriminate between the individual functions of the parts of such of these organs as are compound structures. It is also remarkable how nature economizes, that in some instances two or more structures yield internal secretions that have been welded together into a compact organ. That certain morbid states result from loss of function of particular glands of internal secretion is a fact so clearly established as to admit of no two opinions. In addition to the control of metabolism, the endocrine glands exert immense influence upon growth and development.The study of endocrinology is still in its infancy comparatively speaking; but medical science has discovered enough to make society aware that behavior, physical and mental, is determined by more than factors of the external environment. The writer, in this paper, seeks to procure the moat recent and the most verifiable information on the subject. Because of the extensiveness of the field of endocrinology, the writer does not plan to make a detailed and extensive study of each gland, as it probably would be desirable by medical students, but a study mainly of their functioning as they may affect the student's health, and consequently his classroom behavior. The writer does not claim ant of the facts presented on hormones as being original, but would rather consider the method of presentation as original. en_US
dc.format.extent i, 71 leaves : ill ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Endocrinology in the classroom en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.E.), 4 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.E.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/852327 en_US


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