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To settle the problem of selection in creating a volume "for practitioners and students" is no light task. Dr. Martin is obviously most at home with the thyroid gland, and that is presumably why it occupies more than one fourth of this text. A less felicitous bias, however, is illustrated in some of the sections on diagnosis and treatment, where just enough detail seems included to allow the unwary practitioner to get into trouble but not out of it. To illustrate, the description of the dexamethasone test of adrenal suppuression does not really convey its utility in distinguishing normal versus
Clinical Endocrinology.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:543. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-3-543_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(3):543.
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