The author, a well known practicing endocrinologist of Buenos Aires, has written this book along the conventional pattern. The greater part of volume 1 is devoted to the historical evolution of endocrinology, fundamental concepts of endocrine function, basal metabolism and the etiology, symptomatology and treatment of endocrine disorders generally. This is followed by a more detailed description of hypophyseal disorders. Volume 2 is devoted to the thyroid, parathryroid, adrenal, pancreas, reproductive system, thymus and pineal, with a final chapter on metabolic endocrine syndromes.
The book is well written in a clear and succinct style. The author has drawn freely on the available English, German, French and Italian literature, and the book is, therefore, more complete than the usual single volume textbook in endocrinology. However, the author does not bring to the subject that critical sense with which he might well have reduced his subject to a single volume. Despite this