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May 1, 1954

Clinical Endocrinology.

JAMA. 1954;155(1):85. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690190091035

This book is intended for the use of the general physician and clinical endocrinologist, and emphasis has therefore been placed on the clinical features, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of endocrine disorders. After a short historical résumé, the author considers the physiological basis of hormonal functions and follows this by a clinical consideration of various endocrine diseases. There is also a section on the standardization of various endocrine products, which might well have been replaced in so brief a text by a more detailed description of the clinical aspects of endocrine disorders. In general, the text follows the classic approaches to this subject and shows no outstanding new features. It is clearly written in an easily readable style and well arranged.

The principal criticism to be leveled against this otherwise well-balanced text is its failure to include the most recent advances in the field. As examples, one finds the statements that

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