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November 15, 1952

Joll's Diseases of the Thyroid Gland.

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By Francis F. Rundle, M.D., F.R.C.S. Second edition. Cloth. $12.75. Pp. 520, with 165 illustrations. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 Fourth Ave., New York 16, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;150(11):1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680110101034

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This extensive revision of the well-known textbook of the late Cecil A. Joll was undertaken by a surgeon and a student of thyroid disease who is well qualified for the task. Dr. Rundle has made fundamental contributions in the field and has published extensive investigations on the pathogenesis of exophthalmos. His treatise, "The Pathology and Treatment of Thyrotoxicosis," one of the most extensive reviews of the subject ever attempted, won the Jacksonian Prize.

The main body of the text, which deals with diseases of the thyroid and their treatment is introduced by chapters on histophysiology and on structure and development. In the former Dr. Rundle has made a concise and critical evaluation of the extensive recent investigations on thyroid physiology, while in the latter much of the material of the first edition is unchanged. Simple goiter and thyrotoxicosis are the subjects of the major part of the book; the less

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