Bloodworth has blended into a scholarly, attractive volume 18 chapters about the pathology of endocrinologic diseases. In spite of the complexity and restlessness of this field, the organization is complete and virtually avoids repetition. No similar publication exists. The price is high but worth it.
The book will principally serve general pathologists, who will find much value here; it may contain more detail than seems desirable, but the effort, either in writing or reading, will not be wasted. Many clinicians and investigators should also strike gold. The author stresses pathologic physiology and handles it well. Morbid anatomy is presented adequately but without the detail found in Armed Forces Institute of Pathology fascicles. The chapter on mechanisms of hormone action outlines, in deceptively simple form, some basic principles; this area is only beginning to expand but biochemistry must eventually become the basis of endocrinology.
The classic endocrine glands receive thorough coverage.