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May 10, 1995

Slide Atlas of Clinical Endocrinology

Author Affiliations

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

 

by G. Michael Besser and Michael O. Thorner, with additional contributors, 2nd ed, Unit 1: Neuroendocrine Control of Pituitary Function; Unit 2: Posterior Pituitary and Lipids and Lipoproteins; Unit 3: Adrenal Cortex, Cushing Syndrome, Addison's Disease, Endocrine Hypertension; Unit 4: The Testis and the Ovary; Unit 5: Normal and Abnormal Sexual Development and Puberty Growth Disorders; Unit 6: Thyroid Physiology and Hypothyroidism, Carcinoma of the Thyroid; Unit 7: Hyperthyroidism and Grave's Disease, Calcium and Colon Endocrine Bone Disorders; Unit 8: Endocrinology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Hypoglycaemia and Insulinomas, Ectopic Humoral Syndromes; Unit 9: Hormone Assay Techniques, Radiology of Endocrine Disease; Unit 10: Imaging of the Pituitary and Hypothalamus, Nuclear Medicine Imaging in Endocrinology, 10 spiral-bound manuals (436 pp total) and 765 slides with 10 loose-leaf binders and two slipcases, $1000, London, England, Mosby-Wolfe; St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1994.

JAMA. 1995;273(18):1464. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520420080047

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Abstract

The format of the Slide Atlas of Clinical Endocrinology consists of 10 units, each containing a written text in a spiral notebook with numerous large illustrations of the 35-mm slides associated with each unit—60 to 91 slides per unit, 765 in all.

Whether it is possible to reduce all of clinical endocrinology into even this large number of slides is open to question. One doubts that even such a large volume of slides can adequately cover all that the title implies.

The units are large, heavy, cumbersome, and difficult to store. They appear intended for teachers who would use the slides in a lecture format. At $1000 it is hard to imagine that there will be a large call for such a collection. The slides are of excellent photographic quality, as are the illustrations within the text.

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