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December 24, 1960

Clinical Endocrinology. I

JAMA. 1960;174(17):2164. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030170054026

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This book is a collection of papers rather than a textbook. As a result, there is no logical continuity in the material presented. In general, it is concerned more with the laboratory investigative procedures than with their clinical application in the practice of endocrinology. The term "clinical endocrinology" hardly expresses the true nature of this book. There is no attempt to examine the interdependence of all the endocrine glands, which is so necessary when one is dealing with an endocrine problem, or when there is a deficiency or an excess of hormone present. This book should be of help to the investigator of endocrinology and to the seasoned endocrinologist, but would be of little value to the beginning student or general practitioner. Many of the laboratory and other procedures on which conclusions are founded are presented in great detail but prove to be unavailable in most hospitals not associated with

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