The authors indicate their aims, as in the earlier editions of 1937 and 1948, as follows:
While the present work is intended to be, in a measure, a textbook of the diseases or disorders, of the thyroid, it is in no sense an encyclopedic treatise on that subject. Rather, it is an account of the personal experiences of a considerable group of workers in a single thyroid clinic and of the opinions and convictions derived from this experience.
It is appropriate for the reviewer to point out, however, that the chapters are adequately and accurately referenced. There are a total