The Glands of Destiny

The Glands of Destiny

A Study of the Personality

2nd Edition - January 1, 1936

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  • Author: Ivo Geikie Cobb
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194165

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The Glands of Destiny: A Study of the Personality, Second Edition provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of personality. This book provides an understanding of the organs of internal secretion. Organized into two parts encompassing eight chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the anatomy and functions of the ductless glands. This text then examines the action of the glands in determining the bodily build and provides an account of how the internal secretions influence the personality. Other chapters consider the relation between the internal secretions and the human being. This book discusses as well the aspects of personality, how it is formed, of what it consists, and how various types of personality are determined. The final chapter deals with heredity and explains how far it can affect the glandular pattern of an individual. This book is a valuable resource for psychologists, anatomists, physiologists, scientists, and research workers.

Table of Contents

  • Part I



    I. Introduction

    II. The Ductless Glands and their Secretions

    III. The Thyroid

    IV. The Pituitary

    V. The Adrenals

    VI. The Influence of Sex on the Personality

    VII. The Lesser Glands of Internal Secretion

    VIII. The Internal Secretions and the Nervous System

    Part II

    I. Personality and the Ductless Glands

    II. The Internal Secretions in Everyday Life

    III. Racial Characteristics and Endocrine Influences

    IV. From Infancy to Old Age

    V. Civilization and Warfare

    VI. On Giants and Dwarfs

    VII. Personalities, Introducing:—

    Henry VIII


    James I

    Charles I

    Charles II

    James II

    Catherine of Russia

    Napoleon Bonaparte I


    The Emperor of Abyssinia

    Signor Mussolini

    VIII. Conclusions





Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1936
  • Published: January 1, 1936
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194165

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Ivo Geikie Cobb

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