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November 27, 1967

The Adrenal Cortex

Author Affiliations

Salt Lake City


edited by Albert B. Eisenstein (by 26 authors), 685 pp, 165 illus, $22.50, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1967.

JAMA. 1967;202(9):917. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130220105037

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This multiple-authored volume attempts to cover the adrenal cortex as viewed by the chemist, the physiologist, the anatomist, and the clinician. Thus, it may truly be said that it has something for everyone, although it might be criticized, as have other similar volumes, for the discontinuity of style resulting. But for the knowledgeable reader, the quality of the presentations is more than enough to compensate for some deficiencies in the various fields, for the authors have given us a highly accurate presentation of their subjects. The breadth of knowledge about so small an organ as the adrenal cortex, however, is pointed out by the many details which must be gleaned from the large number of up-to-date references. Essentially a volume to be read in its entirety only by the endocrinologist, the individual discussions of specific subjects will interest most readers concerned with the adrenal cortex. Although there are some weaknesses,