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Textbooks of endocrinology are often written for either the uninitiated student or the specialist in the field. This updated and expanded second edition is a good effort by the author to provide a well-organized, complete, well-balanced review of basic and clinical information to serve as a reference text for the sophisticated primary care physician.
Although the handbook is comprehensive, it is heavily weighed in favor of disorders of carbohydrate metabolism (25% of the book); three pages are dedicated to phenformin-associated lactic acidosis, a subject now of superficial
concern, and 25 pages to an elaborate and partly impractical section titled "Laboratory
Handbook of Endocrinology. Diagnosis and Management of Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:551. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-4-551_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(4_Part_1):551.
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