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This two-volume book probably will become a standard reference for clinical endocrinology. The authors, combining years of clinical experience with an extensive study of the literature, have produced a comprehensive book that should prove welcome to physicians interested in this rapidly expanding field.
The two volumes contain a total of 25 chapters. Each endocrine gland is dealt with in a separate chapter that is divided into preclinical and clinical parts. The preclinical part includes sections on the anatomy, embryology, anomalies, histology, functions, chemistry, bioassay, and pathology of the particular gland under consideration, together with other basic information. Included in the preclinical part is a helpful section listing specific points and facts to be looked for in the history, physical examination, and laboratory study of the patient. The clinical part of each chapter is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of the various syndromes caused by dysfunction of the gland.
Clinical Endocrinology. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;92(4):602. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240220150018
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