March 1938

Endocrinology: Clinical Application and Treatment.

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By August A. Werner, M.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine. Price, $8.50. Pp. 672, with 265 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(3):516-517. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00020030146010

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As the author suggests in his preface to this book, there is at present a great demand from the medical profession for information on treatment of endocrine conditions. He has attempted to meet this demand by supplying a volume, not too long, which deals simply with endocrinology and which, so far as possible, is devoid of frills.

The book begins with a clear account of the anatomy of the autonomic nervous system and the relation of this system to the glands of internal secretion. There follow chapters which deal with the anatomy and physiology of each of the glands individually, which describe the various clinical features that are encountered when the function of one or more of the endocrine glands is disturbed and which discuss treatment of endocrine conditions. There are many carefully selected illustrations to illuminate the text. An excellent bibliography appears at the end.

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