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January 27, 1951

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence

JAMA. 1951;145(4):269. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920220077025

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The author of this monograph has been occupied for the past 20 years in a study of endocrine disorders of childhood. The present volume is an outcome of this work and represents beyond question the most careful and scientifically accurate study that has been made in this field. Since abnormalities in growth and development are the outstanding manifestations of endocrine disorders of childhood, a consideration of these factors occupies rightfully a large part of the book. Diagnostic methods, including special tests and hormonal assays, are also described in detail, as are disorders of the thyroid, which constitute (next to diabetes mellitus, which is not considered) the commonest endocrine disorder of childhood. Dr. Wilkins has made important contributions and summarizes masterfully the knowledge in this field.

Other chapters are devoted to sexual precocity and infantilism, disorders of the adrenal, pituitary and parathyroid glands, abnormalities in carbohydrate metabolism and obesity. The author

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