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The Thyroid Gland: A Practical Clinical Treatise.

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Edited by Van Middlesworth Lester. . 498 pages. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., Chicago: , 1986.. $95.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(1):178-179. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-106-1-178_3
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Certain aspects of thyroid gland dysfunction were understood years before similar discoveries were made for other organs; yet, there is still much to be learned. Certainly the assessment of function, as well as treatment approaches, is still undergoing radical changes and has done so during the last 25 years.

This book has been edited by the veteran thyroidologist Lester Van Middlesworth, himself highly distinguished for his work both in thyroid research and in application. Ten of the twenty-seven chapters were prepared by former trainees or associates of the late E. B. Astwood. Eight of the authors are former presidents of


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