June 1971

Clinical Approach to Endocrine Problems in Children.

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Chapel Hill, NC 27514


By Matthew M. Steiner, MD. Price, $29.50. Pp 406, with 402 illustrations. CV Mosby Co, 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, 63103, 1970.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(6):551-552. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100170133036

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The purpose of this book is to present a systematic clinical approach to the diagnosis of endocrine diseases during childhood. The clinical orientation of the text is held secure by its problem oriented format. The pediatrician must consider the possibility of an endocrine disorder when he is confronted with a child who is too fat or too lean, too tall or too short, or in whom sexual development appears too early or too late. The six chapters into which the book is appropriately divided consider the differential diagnosis of each of these problems. There are, of course, other endocrine abnormalities which do not disturb the body habitus and Steiner touches on some of these, but the practitioner is most commonly alerted to the possibility of an endocrine disturbance by one of these six complaints. One can find elsewhere more complete and authoritative discussions of these topics. The real strength of

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