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January 28, 1939

Endocrine Therapy in General Practice

JAMA. 1939;112(4):358. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800040076030

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The recent rapid advances in the physiology and biochemistry of the endocrine glands have made it extremely difficult for the general practitioner to keep abreast of the diagnostic methods and of the potent therapeutic products of glandular origin which are available to him. This is rendered even more difficult by the necessity for distinguishing between the theoretical and the practical, the proved and the untried, the true and the false, in the confusing welter of periodical literature and commercial exploitation which assails the conscientious student of medicine. This book is intended to summarize the facts which may be accepted as proved in the present state of our knowledge and to apply these facts to the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders, as far as they can be applied by physicians in general practice. The author is to be congratulated on the degree to which he has fulfilled his purpose. This

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