Modern post-pituitary woman

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Dalrymple discovers, via a review by J.C. Squire, Louis Berman’s The Glands Regulating Personality (1921), which contains such insights as the following:

  • Or there may be an insufficiency of standard pressure in the alimentary tract, and we have the ascetic, malnourished, striving, uplifting type.
  • In Napoleon’s case, the brain-attacks may have been crises of pituitary insufficiency in a hyper-pituitary type.
  • Modern post-pituitary woman is excitement-mad and thrill-chasing.
  • A man’s chief gift to his child is his internal secretion composition.
  • Character, in short, is the grand intravisceral barometer of a personality.

Among Berman’s other works are The Personal Equation (1925), Food and Character (1932) and Behind the Universe: A Doctor’s Religion (1943).

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