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September 1953

Endocrine Treatment in General Practice.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;86(3):394. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080404022

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The authors deserve praise for the presentation of a comprehensive treatise dealing with the diagnosis and detailed therapy of endocrine disturbances. Rather than giving the classical disease patterns of the ductless glands with the usual anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological features of each, the authors have presented the essential diagnostic features and details of endocrine therapy in a new and helpful way. A portion of the text is devoted to disturbances of growth and age, and again to disturbances of food and mineral metabolism. In the latter section is a convenient enclosure with the new exchange system of foods worked out for ready application by the busy general practitioner.

The larger portion of the text is devoted to the disorders of each of the body-organ systems.

Very excellent chapters are those devoted to male infertility, disorders of menstrual function, female sterility, and the menopausal syndrome. The book is repetitious and lacks

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