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The Thyroid. Physiology and Treatment of Disease.

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Edited by Hershman Jerome M., Bray George A.. . 634 pages. Section 101 of the International Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.. Pergamon Press; , Oxford, New York, and Toronto: , 1980.. Price, $100.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(1_Part_1):161-162. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-93-1-161_5
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Thirty-six eminent contributors have produced the 29 chapters of this book, which is introduced by a fine half-century overview from the vantage point of one highly experienced thyroidologist. The chapters are self-contained monographs that vary in depth, quality, and style. Most are excellent crystalizations of the voluminous literature, and there are a few comprehensive discussions. Some important subjects are inadequately treated—for example, thyroid nodules. There are many references to review articles, some of which are integrated in the text, some are in the bibliography, and others are given as footnotes at the bottom of the page. The bibliographies at the


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