At a time when advances in endocrinology have reached a point where comprehensive textbooks are available not only on each endocrine gland but, in many instances, on individual hormones, it is indeed a monumental task to prepare a new general text of this size that sifts through the many recent developments and integrates the important data with well-established essentials into a concise, practical, and accurate volume.
The authors have successfully accomplished this task. The book is well organized, up-to-date, and succinctly presented. Written by a number of young and practicing authorities and expertly edited, the book refreshingly distills the essence of the subject without being encumbered by historical carry-overs no longer important to the practice of endocrinology.
Good use is made of figures and tables to clarify the various endocrine "circuits" and amplify critical data. Clinical photographs are used effectively in some sections; in others, they have variable usefulness; sometimes