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The Adrenal Gland

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Volume 2. of Clinical Surveys in Endocrinology.. By Kannan C.R.. . 504 pages. Plenum Medical Book Company; , New York: , 1988.. $85.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(7):624. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-111-7-624_2
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Diseases of the adrenal gland give rise to a spectacular array of clinical abnormalities ranging from the sexual ambiguity with congenital adrenal hyperplasia to the cachexia of Addison disease or the violent paroxysms of catecholamine excess seen in patients with pheochromocytoma. Indeed, the diversity of diseases and the protean manifestations of adrenal pathology make the study of adrenal disorders a fascinating adventure. It is therefore appropriate that an academic clinical endocrinologist who has cared for patients at Cook County Hospital for many years should write a book on the adrenal gland.

Dr. Kannan has done an excellent job in synthesizing


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