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December 1940

Endocrine Therapy in General Practice.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(6):1451. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000060211021

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This book, primarily written for the general practitioner, was so well received that a new edition has become necessary. The new book, thoroughly revised, retains the chief merits of the previous edition. It acquaints the physician with the practical applications of endocrinology. The author undertakes this difficult task with a well balanced attitude, keeping in mind the role of the hereditary background of the patient, his environment and particularly his nutrition.

An introductory chapter on systematic endocrinology reviews briefly the function and role of each endocrine gland and its hormones. The pediatrician will be chiefly interested in a new chapter on endocrine problems in childhood and adolescence. The problems of growth, of precocious and delayed puberty and of obesity are briefly discussed. The chapter on dietary treatment of obesity deserves special attention, since the scientific basis as well as the technical side of reducing diets are well presented. Consideration is

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