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January 1955

The Year Book of Endocrinology.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(1):179. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250070195035

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As in past years, this book is an excellent review of the current literature in the field of endocrinology. In the present volume, which covers most of the significant articles in endocrinology which appeared in 1953, the abstracts are written in a clear, concise, readable style. The editor has done well to present the main facts of the articles in relatively few words. Abstracts of the papers dealing with the same aspects of endocrinology are grouped under 10 main headings: the pituitary gland, the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands and calcium metabolism, the adrenal medulla, the adrenal cortex, intersexuality, female reproductive system, the testes, carbohydrate metabolism and diabetes mellitus, and endocrine treatment of neoplastic diseases. Interspersed liberally through the volume are comments by the editor which add much to the interest and value of the book. The comments include many dogmatic statements; moreover, some theories regarding endocrinologic physiology which are

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