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March 1963

Clinical Endocrinology: Vol. I. Pineal Hypothalamus, Pituitary and Gonads; Vol. II. Thyroid

Arch Intern Med. 1963;111(3):391-392. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03620270117023

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These are two of the four volumes in which Dr. Danowski, an outstanding clinician, experienced teacher, and versatile investigator, has sought to cover a field that less brave a man might have thought too wide for one person to encompass. The reviewer feels that the author has proved the timid appraisal's correctness: Indeed, it couldn't be done. Perhaps because the reviewer is not a clinician, he believes that more errors can be found in those parts of the book which deal with basic endocrinology. These are too numerous to be listed, and a sampling will suffice. Thyroxine is first formed and then attached to globulin in the thyroid follicles. I131-labeled thyroxine was located in the midbrain by Schittenhelm in 1932. In one of several Alice-in-Wonderland diagrams "inorganic I releases I2 in food, drink, etc." Propylthiouracil inhibits thyroidal iodide transport to some extent. "There is no extrathyroidal thyroxine formation on

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