This book is a second edition by the authors and has the same title; the first edition was published in 1978. The authors state that their intention is to present a short, yet comprehensive review of endocrine disorders in the pediatric age group; the book is not intended to replace a standard, extensive text on pediatric endocrinology.
The basic format has remained unchanged. There are 11 chapters that range from a well-done chapter on basic mechanisms of hormone action to specific chapters on each major endocrine gland. Each chapter has been updated since the first edition.
The strength of this book is present in (1) many excellent tables and illustrations that range from normal hormonal values by age to excellent tables and illustrations on differential diagnosis, ie, virilization in female patients, and (2) an inclusive list of current references.
The weaknesses of this book are (1) relatively superficial discussions of