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April 15, 1939

Forelæsninger over klinisk Endokrinologi og beslægtede Emner. Første Række

JAMA. 1939;112(15):1530-1531. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800150102029

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This monograph presents a series of clinical lectures on endocrinology and related conditions presented before university medical students. It comprises a clinical description of acromegaly, diabetes insipidus, adrenal disorders, Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, the climacteric, Paget's disease, scleroderma, Hand-Schüller-Christian disease, xanthomatosis and related disturbances in lipoid metabolism. The clinical descriptions are remarkably clear and usually from patients presenting the symptom complex under discussion. The illustrations are a distinct addition to the text. A familiarity with the published literature is equally evident. The chapter on xanthomatosis and the reticulo-endothelial system adds a new interest to the xanthoma problem. It emphasizes the principle that the xanthoma cell is a cell of the reticulo-endothelial system infiltrated with lipoids. The various manifestations of xanthomatosis are regarded as expressions of disturbed lipoid and cholesterol metabolism. Of the many monographs that have appeared on clinical endocrinology, this is one of the most attractive and informative that

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