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May 1946

Endocrinology of Woman.

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By E. C. Hamblen, M.D. Price, $8. Pp. 571, with 157 illustrations. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1945.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;77(5):596. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00210400121024

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Abstract

This book is well written. The presentation is concise; the organization of the material is logical, and the bibliography is adequate and up to date at the time of publication. For a textbook of endocrinology the absence of humbug is notable.

The author has presented his material in five parts. Part 1 is concerned with the history, embryology, anomalies, anatomy, chemistry, physiology and interrelation of the various endocrine glands. This ambitious program is well executed in tabloid-like form with adequate annotations and references to support the text.

Part 2 is concerned with applied endocrine physiology: antenatal growth, sexual differentiation, childhood development, sexual maturation, sexual maturity and sexual regression, including chapters on menstruation, conception and gestation. The more recently acquired physiologic concepts are presented.

Part 3 is concerned with endocrine diagnostic methods. Normal values are given. The clinical significance of abnormalities is discussed.

Part 4 has to do with functional disorders

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