A Century of Scientific and Clinical Progress

  • Richard J. Robbins
  • Shlomo Melmed

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Life of Doctor Pierre Marie: A Great-Granddaughter’s View

  3. Molecular Biology and Physiology of GH Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Shlomo Melmed, Shunichi Yamashita, Sara Pixley
      Pages 17-25
    3. U. J. Lewis, R. N. P. Singh, L. J. Lewis, N. Abadi
      Pages 27-34
    4. Andrew R. Hoffman, Susan N. Perkins, Ines Zangger, James Eberwine, Jack D. Barchas, Phillip James et al.
      Pages 45-53
    5. Ron G. Rosenfeld, Gian Paolo Ceda, Darrell M. Wilson, Andrew R. Hoffman
      Pages 55-63
    6. E. Martin Spencer, Nicole Schlechter, Sharon Russell, Charles Nicoll
      Pages 65-72
  4. Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Richard J. Robbins
      Pages 75-82
    3. Hiroo Imura, Yuzuru Kato, Eiji Ishikawa
      Pages 83-95
    4. Michael O. Thorner, Mary Lee Vance, William S. Evans, Alan D. Rogol, Jean S. Chitwood, Robert M. Blizzard et al.
      Pages 97-104
    5. M. D. Page, C. Dieguez, I. Weeks, S. Woodhead, M. F. Scanlon
      Pages 105-113
    6. Lawrence A. Frohman, Thomas R. Downs
      Pages 115-125
  5. Diagnosis of Acromegaly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. William J. Millard, Thomas O. Fox, Thomas M. Badger, Joseph B. Martin
      Pages 139-150
    3. Mark E. Molitch
      Pages 151-163
    4. Kalman Kovacs, Calvin Ezrin
      Pages 165-177
    5. G. Faglia, M. Arosio, M. Bassetti, P. Beck-Peccoz, L. Guglielmino, A. Spada et al.
      Pages 179-191
    6. Harold E. Carlson
      Pages 197-208
  6. Treatments for Acromegaly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Phillip Gorden, Eli Glatstein, Edward Oldfield, Jesse Roth
      Pages 211-220
    3. Bernard Kliman, Raymond N. Kjellberg, Billie Swisher, William Butler
      Pages 221-228
    4. Edward R. Laws Jr., Sandra M. Carpenter, Bernd W. Scheithauer, Raymond V. Randall
      Pages 241-248
    5. G. M. Besser, J. A. H. Wass
      Pages 261-266
    6. K. von Werder, R. Fahlbusch, M. Losa, R. Oeckler, J. Pichl, J. Schopohl
      Pages 267-280
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-290

About this book


The manuscripts in this volume were contributed by the speakers invited to the Acromegaly Centennial Symposium held in San Francisco, California in July 1986. The meeting was organized to commemorate the description of acromegaly by the French physician Pierre Marie, in 1886. The members of the Scientific Committee spent many hours assisting us in ensuring an outstanding meeting. The support of Serono Symposia, USA in all phases of the planning and execution of the meeting was sincerely appreciated and was highly professional. Special recognition roust be extended to Professor Roger Guillemin of the Salk Institute, whosp interest in medical history led him to devote a great deal of time and personal expense in obtaining information about the life of Pierre Marie. Dr. GuilIemin's presentation on the life and times of Marie was an extraordinary overview of the cultural, social, and scientific backgrounds in which Marie came to describe the disease, acromegaly. Dr. Guillemin' s findings, which were presented at the main banquet in a splendid audiovisual presentation, were clearly the highlight of the meeting and will long be remembered by the attendees. We were also honored by the presence of Dr. Martine Pierre Marie Granier, the great-granddaughter of Pierre Harie. In her address at the banquet, Dr. Granier provided several delightful and intimate vignettes concerning Pierre Marie, using old family records and photographs. The Scientific Committee wishes to extend its gratitude to Dr. Granier for adding immeasurably to the historical atmosphere of the meeting.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. Robbins
    • 1
  • Shlomo Melmed
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Cedars Sinai Medical CenterUCLA School of Medical ScienceLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9064-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1913-9
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