May 1956

Practical Endocrinology.

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By Lewis M. Hurxthal, M.D.; A. Seymour Parker, M.D., and Hirsh Salkowitch, M.D. Price, $7.00. Pp. 318. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 330 West 42nd St., New York 36, 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(5):654. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250230150023

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This is one of a series of handbooks intended for the busy general practitioner who has no time to read the larger texts or, perhaps, even the beautiful pharmaceutical pamphlets. It is intended to bring him up to date on progress in clinical medicine on the practical side without wasting space on theory. The material is, therefore, boiled down to essentials, and there is no embellishment by bibliography. The author has had wide experience in endocrinology.

The contents include all the major endocrine disorders with the exception of diabetes mellitus. There is an excellent introductory chapter on normal growth and development of children and on the changes produced by pituitary and adrenal disorders. The remainder of the book deals with the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disturbances of adults. By and large, these are well covered, although at times in a rather sketchy way; for example, the discussion of thyroid

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