By J. U. Duerst, M.D., Professor of Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland. Price, 24 francs. Pp. 539, with 82 illustrations. Berne: Medizinischer Verlag Hans Huber, 1941.
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The author has succeeded in assembling a compendium of information about goiter, which commences with a detailed study of the comparative anatomy of the thyroid gland and ends with suggestions as to how various forms of goiter may be prevented. Obviously, it is the work of a careful student who is much interested in his subject.
Certain of the chapters appear of theoretic rather than practical interest. On the other hand, the volume does not pretend to be an ordinary textbook but rather is a general discussion of the thyroid from such varied points of view as how this gland is influenced by such factors as hibernation, climate, food, other endocrine glands and inheritance.
The book is well printed and illustrated. An excellent bibliography at the end includes most of the recent literature on the thyroid and the thymus. It is a good book for reference.
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