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The science of endocrinology constitutes one of the newer chapters in medical history, and one that is still in the writing. The procedure of differential diagnosis offers a basis for an initial resolution of the underlying etiology in a group of derangements of the endocrine glands. As an endocrine diagnosis is reached only after the elimination by test and observation of the many nonglandular conditions that may simulate an endocrinopathy, the procedure is adapted for general diagnostic purposes. The material from which this monograph is drawn is the result of investigations since 1912, in the course of which more than 5,000 individuals have been carefully studied by a large group of clinicians and laboratory workers. The work is offered by the author in condensed monographic form in the hope that it may be of some service in the evaluation of obscure or incipient conditions.
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The Differential Diagnosis of Endocrine Disorders. JAMA. 1933;100(18):1454–1455. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740180076030
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