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November 1942

A Manual of Endocrine Therapy.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(5):962. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010110194022

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In his introduction the author says, "It is a manual of endocrine therapy and includes only a minimum of theoretical discussion." It would therefore be unfair for a reviewer to criticize the book on these grounds.

As a guide to diagnosis and therapy the sections on the use of endocrine preparations in gynecology might be helpful to the busy general practitioner. In a sketchy way the therapeutic approach to most of the problems involving menstruation, pregnancy and sterility is indicated, but in no case is there sufficient detail to warrant use of the manual as the sole guide.

Most of the other chapters are wholly inadequate. Seven pages are devoted to an extraordinarily elementary discussion of the all-important subject of thyroid. A comparison of the amount of information contained in the same number of words on this subject in a standard textbook of pediatrics makes one wonder how so little

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