Henry R. Harrower, MD.


Dr. Henry R. Harrower was one of the early pioneering endocrinologists during the first half of the 20th century. His textbook, “Practical Endocrinology” is the foundation of many of today’s writings on endocrinology. It was first published by the Harrower laboratories in Glendale California in 1932 and later re-published by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research. In this text Dr. Harrower goes into an extensive discussion on the endocrine system and the relationships between the different glands.

Dr. Harrower and many of his colleagues found themselves under attack for their use of endocrine extracts; many of these extracts were used in a homeopathic manner which was looked upon with disfavor by the fledgling pharmaceutical industry. Because of his work in 1921, Harvey Cushing, a noted neurosurgeon and endocrinologist, headed an assault on practitioners doing pluriglandular therapy, singling out Dr. Harrower and his work as a nonscientific approach to medicine.

Dr. Harrower’s academic contributions to the understanding of the relationships of the glands that make up the endocrine system unfortunately were not the focus of his adversaries towards the end of his life. Their total focus was on the natural endocrine extracts produced by Harrower laboratories which overshadowed these academic contributions. Today Harrower’s endocrine chart shows those functional co-relationships in a classic manner that can never be denied.

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  • An Endocrine Handbook

    • Retail: $27.95

    A new and revised version of Dr. Harrower’s classic work which provides information on how Dr. Harrower applied his understanding of how to support the endocrine system so it assists in maintaining hormonal balance. Dr. Jeremy Kaslow provides over 30 pages of commentary regarding Harrower’s work in today’s setting. His comments and insights make this book a must for any practitioner interested in broadening his or her knowledge of the endocrine system.

  • Practical Endocrinology

    • Retail: $85.95

    Here you will find Dr. Harrower’s original text on the endocrine system. A compendium of most of the known information in the 1940s relating to the endocrine function. A “classic” volume that provides a thorough understanding of the endocrine system’s role in health and disease. This massive work  is not for the faint at heart, its truly a thesis on the endocrine system and its functions.

  • Dr. Harrower’s Relationship of the Endocrine Glands chart

    • Retail: $12.95

    Excellent chart for the waiting room. Reveals the inner relationship of the endocrine system. Helps the practitioner relate the Symptom Survey score sheet and also how multiple hypo and hyper glands can be affected with the sugar handling. The more a patients can understand how the body is interrelated the better patient compliance. (Size: 11″ x 15″)