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October 1975

Clinical Endocrinology: Theory and Practice,

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Tucson, Ariz

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(10):1409-1410. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330100135031

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Textbook of Endocrinology,  edited by Robert H. Williams, MD, ed 5, 1,138 pp, 527 illus, $28, WB Saunders Co, 1974.The massive volume, edited by Alex Labhart and authored mainly by endocrinologists working in Zurich, is well organized and comprehensive in scope. Each major section in the book has a brief historical outline followed successively by a description of the embryology, gross anatomy, histology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, and clinical aspects of the subjects. The diagrams and tables are well selected and the pictures illustrating clinical problems are outstanding. The detailed table of contents (23 pages long, with 72 items on separate lines on a typical page) makes it an easy book to use. The index and bibliographies are thorough. In addition to the discussion of general aspects of endocrinology and the usual hormone-secreting glands, there are separate sections on tissue hormones, growth and development, hormones of the thymus, and the

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