by J. H. U. Brown and S. B. Barker, ed 2; 219 pp, 68 illus, paper, $4.50, Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Co., 1966.
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The authors intended this book to be a brief summary of mammalian endocrinology, which can serve as an introduction to the subject for students of physiology and biochemistry. A large portion of the material presented comes from human endocrinology, but the authors wisely avoid any detailed consideration of the treatment of human endocrine disorders.
This is a good and useful student handbook which covers the classical areas of endocrinology in a well organized and concise fashion. Unfortunately, it could be considerably better than it is, without a great deal of effort from the authors. Many of the illustrations are borrowed from other sources and lack freshness. Some inaccuracies in dates and figures were easy to spot, and a few of the clinical comments could bear editing by a clinician.
The references are well chosen, and the summarizing tables of information are perhaps the strongest feature of the book.
Goetz FC. Basic Endocrinology for Students of Biology and Medicine. JAMA. 1967;201(6):495. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130060169041