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The author's decision, as stated in his preface, to prepare an essentially new book rather than to refurbish his former volume on Endocrine Gynecology, published in 1939, was a wise one. The present work is undoubtedly a great improvement over the earlier one, which contained much good material, but the arrangement was poor and it was difficult for the reader to find what he might be looking for. In the present streamlined volume, to use the author's own adjective, the subject matter is presented in a systematic and orderly fashion, under five chief subdivisions.
The first of these presents a short but adequate discussion of the history, embryology, anomalies, anatomy, physiology, chemistry and interrelations of the various endocrine glands. The second is devoted to applied endocrine physiology, including a discussion of the endocrines in the fetus and newborn, childhood and adolescence, together with a very satisfactory review of the endocrinology
Endocrinology of Woman. JAMA. 1945;128(3):241. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860200081032
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