The following statement is quoted from the preface. "It is the purpose of this book to present to the practicing physician a digest of material he needs for the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders, and for the use of hormones in diseases which are not primarily endocrine in origin." This aim has been admirably carried out. This book is a ready clinical guide to endocrinology.
The first chapter is devoted to the general principles of making an endocrine diagnosis by history, physical examination, and laboratory data. A section on the general principles of endocrine therapy is included. It is a well-written concise explanation of the approach to an endocrine problem.
Succeeding chapters are The Thyroid Gland; The Parathyroid Glands, Calcium Metabolism, and Metabolic Bone Diseases; The Pituitary Gland; The Adrenals; Carbohydrate Metabolism; Obesity and Leanness; The Gonads; Infertility, and Endocrine Therapy in Neoplastic Diseases. Each chapter covers the field