February 1977

Medical and Surgical Endocrinology

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by D. A. D. Montgomery, R. B. Welbourne, et al, 566 pp, $75, Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1975.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(2):252. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630140092018

This refreshingly unconventional endocrinology text is a revised and expanded version of the previously published Clinical Endocrinology for Surgeons. It is intended now both for medical students and residents in surgery and other medical disciplines and for students in the graduate nonclinical sciences who need a basic text to prepare for examination in endocrinology. A first reaction is that such a goal is too ambitious, that to reach for it is to invite weak scholarship or too little hard, practical information for the physician-reader. Even so, these British authors (an internist and a surgeon) have substantially achieved their purpose. This text can serve such diverse student populations well, indeed.

Early on, the authors acknowledge that both our theoretic convictions as to the pathogenesis of many endocrine disorders and our laboratory science are changing fast. This revised edition was essentially completed by 1972. Updating for publication in 1975 was then accomplished

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