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This excellent book under the editorship of Samuel Soskin is not a textbook of endocrinology in the strict sense. It is an attempt to correlate newer developments in the endocrinological field by experts doing active investigation in the areas which they are discussing. In all, 91 authors collaborated in this unusual volume. Although much new knowledge has been gained about pituitary-adrenal relationships and adrenal cortex steroids by clinical trials of pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisone since this volume left the presses, the fundamental knowledge here presented is in no way outdated. In fact, the clinical results now being reported could all have been predicted from the data given here.
The busy internist will find some chapters hard going, for the material is in no way diluted for spoon feeding. But if he does get through the excellent reviews on thyroid dysfunction and its management and the discussions on the
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