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January 30, 1954


JAMA. 1954;154(5):458. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940390082033

One of the most notable contributions to medical journalism in recent years has been the introduction of the American Lecture Series. The present monograph is a worthy addition to this group. The author, after a brief historical survey and discussion of the pathological physiology and pathology of hyperparathyroidism, discusses the clinical features, diagnosis, and surgical treatment of the disease. The illustrations and bibliographic references are well chosen. The book is clearly written and is adequately indexed. It has been well printed and has a flexible binding. It can be commended to the internist and urologist, on whom usually depends the recognition of this disorder, as well as to the surgeon who must treat it. Early recognition of this disease is essential if its devastating and irreversible effects on the kidney are to be avoided. Exact diagnosis is possible by available roentgenographic and biochemical methods, and surgical treatment if applied early

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