Book Reviews
February 1945

The Diseases of the Endocrine Glands.

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By Herman Zondek, M.D. Translated by Carl Prausnitz Giles, M.D. Fourth (second English) edition. Price, $11.00. Pp. 496, with 180 illustrations. Baltimore: The Williams and Wilkins Company, 1944.

Am J Dis Child. 1945;69(2):133-134. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020140065013

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This is the second English edition of a book already well established when its last German edition appeared in 1926. It is, according to the author's statement, primarily for the clinician. It is divided into two main sections. The first of these, comprising 118 pages devoted to a general survey of the functions of the endocrine system, the chemistry of hormones and methods of examination of patients, gives an extraordinarily condensed, complete and up-to-date picture of the subject as a whole. The second section deals with diseases, which are arranged without any effort to group them according to their glandular origin. This is done in order to avoid the necessity of placing a disease in a category associated with a specific gland, since it is the author's belief that the majority of the maladies of internal secretion are pluriglandular syndromes.

The chapters on sex glands and sex hormones are especially

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