November 19, 1982

Endocrine Pathology: General and Surgical

Author Affiliations

University of Southern California Los Angeles


edited by J. M. B. Bloodworth, Jr, ed 2; 895 pp, with illus, $96, Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1982.

JAMA. 1982;248(19):2526. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330190072044

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Advances in endocrine pathology have occurred at a remarkable pace in the past decade, and publication of the second edition of Bloodworth's comprehensive text on this subject is an especially welcome event.

In this revision, new authors have joined the illustrious list of contributors. The number of chapters has been increased from 19 to 20, and all chapters have been extensively revised or rewritten to bring the book up to date. The title has been changed to reflect the addition of information on surgical pathology that has been integrated into the text. Dozens of illustrations, generally of the highest quality, have been added, and numerous excellent electron micrographs compliment the gross and microscopic pictures. Chapters on endocrine cells of the digestive and respiratory systems, the effect of steroids on the female reproductive tract, and the role of laboratory tests in the diagnosis of endocrine disease are particularly valuable additions. To