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Forty-one authoritative contributors from five nations have collaborated to present in 25 chapters an overview of current basic information about the thyroid gland and iodine metabolism. Its thrust is directed to the physiologist, and not to the physician wishing to diagnose and treat clinical thyroid disease. The editors open the book with a three-page thumbnail sketch that describes thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion and mammalian iodine metabolism. With this they furnish a glossary of abbreviations and a warning that no one "with or without prior experience in the field can settle down with this book for a pleasant evening and
Thyroid.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:421–422. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-3-421_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(3):421-422.
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