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July 1956

The Thyroid: A Fundamental and Clinical Text.

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Edited by Sidney C. Werner, M.D., Sc.D. (Med.), with sixty contributors. Price, $20.00. Pp. 789. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc. (medical book department of Harper & Brothers), 49 East 33rd St., New York 16, 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(1):120. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250250126017

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About ten years ago the thiourea derivatives and radioiodine became available to medicine for experiment and therapy. Since then, the number of published investigations on the physiology of the thyroid gland and the therapy of its diseases has increased to such an extent that well over 3000 papers are said to be appearing annually in the medical literature. As a result of these studies, for example, the therapy of thyrotoxicosis has undergone two radical revisions in this decade. The newer tests of thyroid function and the current therapy of thyroid disease demand of the physician a detailed knowledge of the recent advances. The present book seems to be a logical means of furnishing him with this equipment. Sixty persons, each of whom has intensively cultivated a part of this field of knowledge, have contributed essays on the details most familiar to them. In this way the vast literature has been

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