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The endocrinology half of the newest edition of this prestigious textbook of metabolic diseases is thorough and complete. The 13 chapters, many written by the outstanding authorities in each area, are well organized and include enough basic physiology to serve as a reference text for the student, house officer, and endocrinologist and sufficient clinical material to satisfy the clinician. The editors have successfully avoided the major pitfall of excess overlap in the various endocrine systems discussed. Since endocrinology is expanding at such a rapid rate, no textbook can be completely up-to-date. For example, little or no discussion of luteinizing hormone-releasing
Duncan's Diseases of Metabolism. Endocrinology.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:573–574. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-4-573_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(4):573-574.
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