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June 1938

The Endocrines in Theory and Practice.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(6):1016. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180110171020

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This volume is a collection of papers reprinted from the British Medical Journal and designed to familiarize the reader with the present status of endocrinology. The subject is discussed from a practical standpoint, and theoretical considerations are eliminated so far as possible.

The pituitary body, the thyroid gland, the adrenal glands and the gonads are discussed at length. The thymus, the pineal body and the parathyroid glands receive somewhat less attention.

Clinical considerations of diagnosis and treatment are given a prominent place. A difference in the British and in the American point of view is shown in certain places. This is particularly evident in the discussion of the etiology of goiter and in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.

The whole book is sound and conservative, and a place in the literature of endocrinology is well merited.

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