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February 12, 1938

Endocrinologie: Clinique, thérapeutique et expérimentale

JAMA. 1938;110(7):534. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790070058032

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This monumental work is perhaps the most comprehensive treatise on endocrinology that has appeared in recent years. In addition to introductory chapters devoted to general principles, each of the glands of internal secretion is considered individually. Anatomy, physiology, pathology, chemistry, diagnosis and treatment are all presented in turn. Much space is devoted to clinical syndromes. The authors have intentionally omitted a bibliography, as this would have been so extensive as to render infeasible publication of the book. This is a serious deficiency which will limit the usefulness of the work. Drs. Sainton, Simonnet and Brouha have included a remarkable amount of material, much of which is not readily accessible elsewhere. However, a few serious errors occur in the text; some of the data considered acceptable by the authors might better have been omitted (or at least subjected to proper criticism), and certain items which unquestionably belong in the book have

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