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Handbook of Endocrinology. Diagnosis and Management of Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders.

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By Dillon Richard S.. . 556 pages. Lea & Febiger; , Philadelphia: , 1973.. Price, $23.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(3):435-436. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-80-3-435_4
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A "handbook" may be defined as a treatise lying somewhere between a textbook and an outline. Dr. Dillon's comprehensive effort comes very close to the former. Its presentation from the literature of multiple points of view on a single subject, plus a very good bibliography to buttress opinions offered, make it a real mini-textbook. The physiology of the endocrine glands, the diseases thereof, and the allied diseases of lipid metabolism are well covered, but within the limits imposed when a single author writes on a broad field. The section on diabetes, for example, is excellent, and the other chapters range


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