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January 6, 1945

The Diseases of the Endocrine Glands

JAMA. 1945;127(1):55. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860010057021

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This edition of the widely known textbook on endocrinology has been brought down to date by inclusion of recent investigative material. Approximately the first quarter of the book is devoted to a general discussion of endocrinology in which the author attempts to correlate as much as possible of what has been published in the field of experimental and clinical endocrinology and of much that is known about relationships of this field with nutrition, neurology and certain other parts of physiology and pathology. The larger section of the volume is devoted to a series of chapters on a conventional clinical grouping of endocrine disorders, frequently illustrated with specific cases. The author introduces some chapters about less conventional topics, such as diencephalic disease, hyperostosis frontalis, the Schueller-Hand-Christian syndrome, osteomalacia, which is now being considered a nutritional disorder, and the status thymicolymphaticus. It is curious that there is no section on diabetes mellitus

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