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Book Review
November 1923


Am J Dis Child. 1923;26(5):502. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1923.04120170113011

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This book deals with the endocrine syndromes, particularly during the period of growth. The author cites Hutinel's statement to the effect that the problem of the endocrine glands is not yet crystallized and that caution is necessary in walking such dangerous paths. He certainly tries to exercise this caution, and on the whole with success, making the book very readable.

In the chapter devoted to the thyroid syndromes, the American literature and particularly the contributions from the Mayo Clinic might be utilized to advantage. At any rate, mention of thyroxin should not be omitted. It is somewhat surprising to find as an example of the "forme fruste" of exophthalmic goiter a case presenting a basal metabolic rate 18 per cent, below normal. It is true one hears, even reads, now and then, of a disease combining the features of exophthalmic goiter with those of myxedema. But this is one of

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