The Endocrines (Classic Reprint)

Samuel Wyllis Bandler


The Endocrines (Classic Reprint) - Samuel Wyllis Bandler

Excerpt from The Endocrines

Heredity is the most most profound factor in life. Environment is an ever present influence. Physiological functions have a well recognized normal basis, and deviations therefrom come under the head of the abnormal or pathological. A continuous struggle against bacteria calls into play the protective and defensive mechanism of the body. In this struggle, as well as in the fight against new growths, not only are the principles of physiological chemistry and bio-chemistry to be considered, but likewise the defense and protection supplied by what are known as the ductless glands. Congenital and hereditary deviations in the functions of the ductless glands, altered inter-relations at different physiological periods, the attacks of bacteria, environment, etc., are productive of many physical, mental and psychic abnormalities. Heredity, the effects of environment, and many of the states of mankind can be properly appreciated only by an understanding of endocrine activity and interrelation.

The development of the tissues and structures of the body, the normal development of the cerebro-spinal system, the proper functioning of the various structures and tissues are all intimately connected with the work of the ductless glands. The function of the all important autonomic nervous system depends much, if not entirely, on a proper balance of the endocrine system.

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