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August 28, 1967

Clinical Endocrinology

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Evanston, Ill

JAMA. 1967;201(9):711. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130090075039

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The nine-year interval between the second and third editions of this text has been a truly remarkable one in endocrinology and metabolism, but the reader aware of the many advances will experience, I think, something of an "excitement gap" in this new edition. The volume offers the traditional principles on which the practice of clinical endocrinology rests. Cardinal features of the various endocrine syndromes are catalogued faithfully, and illustrations are of superb quality. Most sections have been either revised or extensively rewritten, and three new chapters have been added, on the hypothalamus, pineal gland, and gonadal development and sexual differentiation. Most clinicians will appreciate in particular the chapters describing the common endocrine diagnostic tests (presenting the rationale as well as the procedures) and the guide to the many commercially-available hormone preparations. This reviewer noted with pleasure the omission of certain preparations rendered obsolete by the renaissance.

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