Wanderings in Neuroendocrinology

  • Edward W. Dempsey
Part of the Perspectives in Neuroendocrine Research book series (PNR, volume 1)


“Looking back,” Nat King Cole once sang, “there’s one mistake I’d never make again.” I can accept no such limitation. Many mistakes I have made, many more I would make, and many I would probably make again. It would have been pleasant had I realized sooner how my own observations were pointing toward neuroendocrine mechanisms. I regret that the quantitative importance of the hypophyseal portal blood supply did not occur to me until Harris’s elegant surgical procedures made it abundantly clear. And I am sorry that distractions deflected me only too often from the mainstream of neuroendocrine research.


Choroid Plexus Silver Nitrate Antithyroid Drug Pituitary Stalk Area Postrema 
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