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March 19, 1938

The Endocrines in Theory and Practice

JAMA. 1938;110(12):924. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790120066029

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These twenty-eight articles, by twenty-four authors, appeared serially in the British Medical Journal and are here reproduced in their original form. The treatment of the various subjects is of course uneven and, unfortunately, little attempt has apparently been made to integrate the articles into a uniform whole as a comprehensive treatise. Each section is therefore a separate entity. Despite these shortcomings, the first of which is inherent in any symposium, this collection of papers is a valuable one. Many of the authors are well known experts in their fields and a number of the reviews are of unusual excellence. Emphasis has been placed chiefly on clinical applications of endocrinology and in general the authors are commendably conservative in their views. E. C. Dodds, R. L. Noble, S. Levy Simpson, Sir Walter Langdon-Brown, Otto Leyton, J. H. Biggart and N. M. Dott write on various aspects of pituitary physiology and pathology;

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