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August 17, 1957

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence

JAMA. 1957;164(16):1855. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980160127024

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This is an extensive revision and expansion of the first edition which appeared in 1950 and which has become a classic in pediatric endocrinology. In this revision the general pattern of presentation of the subject by means of case reports is followed as in the previous edition, but the theoretical background of the subject has been greatly enlarged so that the present volume may truly be classed as a textbook on pediatric endocrinology. Of particular interest are the expanded discussions of sex chromatin, metabolism, the adrenogenital syndrome, the abnormalities in gonadal function, and a newly added chapter on diagnostic methods. Differential diagnosis is stressed. The author has made notable contributions in this field. The book is well written, beautifully illustrated with original pictures of clinical material, and artistically printed. This volume should be in the hands of all those engaged or interested in the treatment of endocrine disorders and can

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