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March 1937

Endocrinology in Modern Practice.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(3):560. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170190195015

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In discussing another book on endocrinology in these columns several years ago the reviewer raised the question of whether any one man could deal adequately with this subject in its present state; it seemed then that the special knowledge of the trained gynecologist, internist, chemist, physiologist and biochemist which had to be synthesized was outside the scope of individual effort. That this point of view is on the whole sound is proved by the character of most of the endocrinologic texts: the books written by those who have worked on the experimental side are usually pitifully defective as to clinical discussion, while those written by clinicians insult the reader with a hash of pseudoscientific physiologic and chemical nonsense. Nevertheless, in the present instance Dr. Wolf has largely surmounted these objections and must be given full and free praise for having produced a really first class all-around book. The style is

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