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December 3, 1955

Textbook of Endocrinology

JAMA. 1955;159(14):1421. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960310085035

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This second edition of a textbook that first appeared in 1950 has been prepared by the same group of 10 collaborators with the exception of Dr. L. H. Newburgh, who has been replaced by Dr. Daughaday, and the late Dr. E. J. Kepler, whose contribution has been revised by other contributors. The subject matter has been brought up-to-date without materially changing or enlarging the book. The book in general follows the usual approach to the subject, with the individual chapters differing in the relative attention given to the basic theoretical and practical clinical aspects of the subject. For example, the chapter entitled Diseases of the Parathyroid Glands occupies 98 of the 743 pages of the book. The thymus and pineal, although admittedly of little importance, receive no notice. This defect, inherent in any textbook of multiple authorship, must render such books uneven and less well correlated than those of a

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