When development in a field of medicine proceeds as rapidly as endocrinology has done in the past dozen years it is inevitable that enthusiasm on the part of laboratory workers, manufacturers and physicians should lead to conclusions not fully justified and often inaccurate. Perhaps it is a good thing, as the author suggests, that as war has greatly limited productive work, one may stop to assess the true value of what has been done.
The author has had considerable experience in endocrinologic investigation and in teaching. The book is divided into five parts, dealing with embryology and anatomy, endocrine physiology, diagnostic methods, functional disorders and endocrinology applied to gynecologic disease. Chapters will be found dealing with all the glands.
The discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the various glands is satisfying and instructive.
Bibliographic references accompany each chapter. Discussion of the various periods of the reproductive cycle form a