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Metabolic, Endocrine, and Genetic Disorders of Children,

Allen W. Root, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(9):1274. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330090146031.
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The diverse subjects covered by the three volumes of this book include discussions of disorders of the endocrine system, genetics, and metabolism, and of diseases of the immunologic, hematopoietic, and genitourinary systems. Rheumatic fever and the collagen diseases are also covered. The first volume presents general and specific chapters on diseases of the endocrine system (disorders of the pituitary, hypoadrenocorticism, Cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia). In the second volume, there are chapters on disorders of carbohydrate, amino acid, lipid, pigment, purine and metal metabolism, and renal tubular diseases. The third volume contains discussions on disorders of the hematopoietic and connective tissue systems and interesting chapters on dermatologic and cardiovascular relationships to endocrine and metabolic disorders and on disorders of drug action and drug-induced diseases. There are clear, expository chapters on structural and molecular genetics, the chemistry and physiology of parathyroid hormone (although a bit outdated), and the clinical uses of


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