Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

by David Farber
     
 

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Section I: Hormones and Hormone Action

Chapter 1: Principles of Endocrinology

Chapter 2: The Endocrine Patient

Chapter 3: Genetic Control of Peptide Hormone Formation

Chapter 4: Mechanism of Action of Hormones that Act on Nuclear Receptors

Chapter 5: Mechanism of Action of Hormones that Act at the Cell Surface

Chapter 6:

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Overview

Section I: Hormones and Hormone Action

Chapter 1: Principles of Endocrinology

Chapter 2: The Endocrine Patient

Chapter 3: Genetic Control of Peptide Hormone Formation

Chapter 4: Mechanism of Action of Hormones that Act on Nuclear Receptors

Chapter 5: Mechanism of Action of Hormones that Act at the Cell Surface

Chapter 6: Laboratory Techniques for Recognition of Endocrine Disorders

Section II: Hypothalamus and Pituitary

Chapter 7: Neuroendocrinology

Chapter 8: Pituitary Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation

Chapter 9: Pituitary Disorders

Chapter 10: Posterior Pituitary

Section III: Thyroid

Chapter 11: Thyroid Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients with Thyroid Disorders

Chapter 12: Thyrotoxicosis

Chapter 13: Hypothyroidism and Thyroiditis

Chapter 14: Nontoxic Diffuse and Nodular Goiter and Thyroid Neoplasia

Section IV: Adrenal Cortex and Endocrine Hypertension

Chapter 15: The Adrenal Cortex

Chapter 16: Endocrine Hypertension

Section V: Reproduction

Chapter 17: The Physiology and Pathology of the Female Reproductive Axis

Chapter 18: Hormonal Contraception

Chapter 19: Testicular Disorders

Chapter 20: Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women

Section VI: Endocrinology and the Life Span

Chapter 21: Endocrine Changes in Pregnancy

Chapter 22: Endocrinology of Fetal Development

Chapter 23: Disorders of Sex Development

Chapter 24: Normal and Aberrant Growth

Chapter 25: Puberty: Ontogeny, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, and Disorders

Chapter 26: Hormones and Athletic Performance

Chapter 27: Endocrinology and Aging

Section VII: Mineral Metabolism

Chapter 28: Hormones and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

Chapter 29: Metabolic Bone Disease

Chapter 30: Kidney Stones

Section VIII: Disorders of Carbohydrates and Metabolism

Chapter 31: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 32: Type 1 Diabetes

Chapter 33: Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 34: Glucose Homeostasis and Hypoglycemia

Section IX: Body Fat and Lipid Metabolism

Chapter 35: Neuroendocrine Control of Energy Stores

Chapter 36: Obesity

Chapter 37: Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

Chapter 38: Endocrinology of HIV/AIDS

Chapter 39: Gastrointestinal Hormones and Gut Endocrine Tumors

Section X: Polyendocrine and Neoplastic Disorders

Chapter 40: Pathogenesis of Endocrine Tumors

Chapter 41: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

Chapter 42: The Immunoendocrinopathy Syndromes

Chapter 43: Endocrine Management of the Cancer Survivor (title changed)

Chapter 44: Carcinoid Tumors, Carcinoid Syndrome and Related Disorders

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Since the field of endocrinology is continuously evolving, this most recent edition builds on the fundamental concepts that were discussed in the 2007 edition. This advanced, convenient, and reliable reference will benefit anyone with an interest in endocrinology." - Jessica Hwang, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center) 5 star Doody Rating!
Kirkus Reviews
A comprehensive but unfortunately arid biography of John Jacob Raskob (1879–1950), whom Farber (History/Temple Univ.; The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism: A Short History, 2010, etc.) depicts as a progenitor of modern capitalism. Solidly Catholic and small-town conservative, Raskob was as close to a Horatio Alger character as the Jazz Age might allow. He came to head first the DuPont chemical concern and then, in an early exercise in cross-fertilization (or at least cross-corporatization), General Motors. As Farber writes, he was a pioneer of the hostile takeover, the credit market and the application of big money to the political process. Moreover, he was a kind of Napoleon Hill/Dale Carnegie popularizer of business and money who urged ordinary Americans to invest in the stock market and thereby grow rich--advice that, fortunately, most Americans ignored, given that the crash and the Great Depression were just around the corner. That loss of credibility and the decline of the supermoneyed class in the age of the New Deal--and here Farber's discussion makes the book timely--sent Raskob's reputation into eclipse in his own time (though Sonora, Texas, is nowhere as bad as Farber makes it out to be). He has since been largely forgotten. Granted that Raskob did not have the worldly appetites or scandal-attracting abilities of fellow Catholic conservative Joseph Kennedy, this life seems a touch dutiful, carrying its subject's stolid, businesslike manner into its pages. Still, no other book covers the same ground--a curious lacuna, given Raskob's undeniable importance in economic history. A thoroughly researched book that will appeal mostly to a scholarly rather than general audience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199734573
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/20/2013
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
774,685
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

David Farber is Professor of History at Temple University. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism; Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam; and Sloan Rules: Alfred P. Sloan and the Triumph of General Motors.

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