[Edouard Laguesse at Lille in 1893 created the term "endocrine" and opened the endocrinology era].


In 1893 Edouard Laguesse decided to name the peculiar tiny heaps of cells of pancreas after Langerhans who had discovered them in 1869. As he thought the secretion of these cell heaps was regulating glycaemia he provoked doubt in the minds of his contemporaries but in the same time he was on the way to discovery of a new hormone which was to be at the birth… (More)


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