By Karl Oberdisse, PhD, and Erich Klein, PhD. Price, $37. Pp 595, with 185 illustrations. Georg Thieme Verlag, Postfach 732, Herdweg 63, Stuttgart, Germany, 1967.
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This monograph on thyroidology has been prepared by two German internists with the collaboration of two Austrian surgeons and two Swiss pathologists. According to the principal authors' foreword, they have intended primarily to assemble the results of clinical and experimental studies since 1955 rather than to present a comprehensive treatise; much of the data are derived from their ten years of experience at the clinic and polyclinic in Düsseldorf (a city of 700,000). They need not be so modest. The experience which they cite is impressive: 3,000 cases of nontoxic goiter, 644 cases of thyrotoxicosis, etc.
The information and opinions are consistent with those prevailing in the United States; it is well organized and clearly stated in text and tables. Each chapter, and in some instances subsection, has a bibliography in which the world literature is well represented and up-to-date. Minor points that are not fully discussed are supported with
Benedek TG. Die Krankheiten der Schilddrüse.. Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(6):584. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640060098041