Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
August 18, 1956

Diseases of the Endocrine Glands

JAMA. 1956;161(16):1600. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970160080026

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This edition has omitted the section dealing with carbohydrate metabolism and diabetes mellitus in order to keep the volume within a reasonable length and because this subject needs separate treatment due to its complexity. Section 1 deals with the hypophysis, section 2 with the adrenals, section 3 with the gonads (including a special chapter on the virilizing syndrome), section 4 with the thyroid, and section 5 with the thymus and parathyroids. There are no chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, or 34 (no break in the page numbers, however), and chapter 35, the appendix, is devoted to a detailed description of laboratory tests of endocrine function. It appears to be complete and accurate. The book is well written and has a voluminous bibliography. One minor criticism would be the amount of space devoted to case histories. The book should be a worthwhile addition to the library of any endocrinologist.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview