Professor Zondek published his first textbook on endocrinology in 1923. An English version of the second edition was published in London in 1938 and was widely read in the United States and the British dominions. The present volume, in German, may be considered a new edition of the earlier volumes, although it has been entirely redone.
As in the earlier editions, the first 200 pages of the book are devoted to general anatomic and physiological principles. This covers the general scientific background of endocrinology and is oriented from the clinical rather than the general biological viewpoint. The remaining two-thirds of the book are devoted to clinical endocrinology. The author writes on the basis of long practical clinical experience, and this, with the many original photographs of patients, constitutes the most valuable aspect of the book. The views expressed are sound, and the American reader will find much of interest in