Fifteen conferences devoted to endocrinology have been sponsored by the Ciba Foundation, London, England. During June, 1956, the first colloquium devoted exclusively to the thyroid gland was held. Dr. Rosalind Pitt-Rivers was the chairman. Participants included distinguished thyroidologists from Great Britain, France, New Zealand, Holland, Brazil, Switzerland, and the United States. The deliberations of the colloquium were restricted to the physiologic mechanisms responsible for the regulation of the thyroid gland and to the character and mode of action of thyroid hormones. Volume 10 of the Ciba Foundation Colloquia on Endocrinology is composed of the papers presented, discussions of each, and the general discussions. Author and subject indices, illustrations, and bibliographies are included. Investigators working in these specific fields should all have a copy of this book. Thyroid physiologists will find it a valuable reference source. It will have limited interest for clinical thyroidologists.
Joseph A. Buckwalter, M.D.