This latest endocrine monograph in English is, according to the preface, "chiefly a record of the author's personal experience, first in the laboratory and later with patients." Besides the usual chapters on the individual glands and group of diseases, the author assays prophesy in the last chapter headed by the title "The Future of Endocrines." The thymus and pineal gland are discussed under the heading "The Retarding Glands." The monograph is easily read, the style being pleasing and clear, but the chief merit of the book is its brevity. The author says that his main aim is service to the general practitioner. It is to be regretted that so much unproved theory, speculation, disproved assertions and out and out nonsense should be served out as an aid to the practitioner in medicine who really needs guidance in this difficult field.
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