November 1926

The principles and Practice of Endocrine Medicine.

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By William Nathaniel Berkeley, Ph.D., M.D. Pp. 368, with index; 60 illustrations. Price, $4.50. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1926.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1926;38(5):682-683. doi:10.1001/archinte.1926.00120290131013

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"The book is primarily meant for doctors in active practice. The standpoint of the writer is that of the clinical practitioner" (preface). The book contains three introductory chapters, one on general methods, one on the autonomic nervous system, and one on basal metabolism. Then follows the usual chapters on the thyroids, the parathyroids, the hypophysis, the suprarenals, the pancreas, the sex glands, the pineal body, the thymus, the intestinal mucosa and mammary glands. There is one chapter on the interrelation of the glands of internal secretion, and one on forms of pluriglandular disease, and a final chapter on endocrine influence on growth, old age and obesity.

The author has a clear and concise style. His meaning is at no time obscure. He has a good acquaintance with the great mass of scientific facts, and in most instances these are presented fairly and critically. He shows less critical discrimination in the

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