April 1952

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence.

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By Lawson Wilkins, M.D. Price, $13.00. Pp. 384, with numerous illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1950.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;83(4):559. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02040080155015

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For the past 20 years textbooks of endocrinology have been available, all of them written from the point of view of the physician dealing primarily with adults. With a few exceptions, no subject in these works has been dealt with to the complete satisfaction of the pediatrician, who has been forced to maintain his private bibliography of original articles for reference when confronted with endocrine disorders in his young patients. It was therefore with mounting pleasure and satisfaction that the reviewer read farther and farther into the present volume, for here at last is a truly pediatric textbook of endocrinology.

It is immediately apparent that the author is first and foremost a clinician. The research and laboratory aspects are not neglected, but they are always considered as aids to the understanding or diagnosis of a clinical condition.

The entire approach is original, with emphasis throughout being placed on the influence

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