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May 9, 1953

Endocrine Treatment in General Practice.

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Edited by Max A. Goldzieher, M.D., and Joseph W. Goldzieher, M.D. Cloth. $8. Pp. 474, with 19 illustrations. Springer Publishing Company. Inc., 44 E. 23rd St., New York 10, 1953.

JAMA. 1953;152(2):197. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690020089030

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It was the primary intention that this book provide the practicing physician with a knowledge of endocrine therapy as it is applied to nonendocrine as well as to endocrine disorders. In order to accomplish this, the editors, father and son, called on 19 collaborators to contribute chapters of such a diversity of topics that the book lacks any semblance of unity or coherence. For example, the chapter on carbohydrate and fat metabolism, by G. E. Anderson, is, for the most part, a discussion of diabetes and its management. Other chapters, such as calcium metabolism by G. S. Gordon, male infertility by W. O. Nelson, and virilism by A. E. Rakoff, are fundamentally of interest to endocrinologists. On the other hand, chapters on the skin by F. Reiss, eyes by D. M. Gordon, disorders of resistance by the two editors, neoplastic diseases by O. H. Pearson, and most of the remaining

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