This is the third volume of the Year Book of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition. The authors have selected contributions that appear to have practical application to the knowledge and treatment of disease. While emphasis has been placed on observations of man, results of animal experiments have been included which seem to have definite bearing on the understanding of disease. In the section on endocrinology are discussions related to the pituitary, the thyroid, the parathyroids, the adrenals, the testes and the ovaries. The section on metabolism and nutrition includes discussions relating to the pancreas and liver, the alimentary tract, the hemopoietic, cardiovascular, cerebral and neural, genitourinary, dermal, muscular and skeletal systems and to malnutrition and undernutrition. In addition, there is a chapter devoted to therapy which is intended primarily for medical practitioners and students who are particularly interested in the role of food in the maintenance of health.
Each chapter consists