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In the preface to this second edition Dr. Gardner states that its purpose is to provide a definitive text on endocrine and genetic disease for primary care physicians. Considering the recent rapid rate of expansion of knowledge in both areas, this is a most ambitious undertaking and it has been only moderately successful. This edition is 368 pages longer than the first, and most of the additional space has been given over to genetics. There are 74 contributors.
In general, the endocrinology section is excellent; it is comprehensive, well illustrated, and up-to-date. The chapter on children with ambiguous genitalia is
Endocrine and Genetic Diseases of Childhood and Adolescence.. Ann Intern Med. ;85:416. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-3-416_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(3):416.
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