This book is well written. The presentation is concise; the organization of the material is logical, and the bibliography is adequate and up to date at the time of publication. For a textbook of endocrinology the absence of humbug is notable.
The author has presented his material in five parts. Part 1 is concerned with the history, embryology, anomalies, anatomy, chemistry, physiology and interrelation of the various endocrine glands. This ambitious program is well executed in tabloid-like form with adequate annotations and references to support the text.
Part 2 is concerned with applied endocrine physiology: antenatal growth, sexual differentiation, childhood development, sexual maturation, sexual maturity and sexual regression, including chapters on menstruation, conception and gestation. The more recently acquired physiologic concepts are presented.
Part 3 is concerned with endocrine diagnostic methods. Normal values are given. The clinical significance of abnormalities is discussed.
Part 4 has to do with functional disorders