Clinical Exercises in Internal Medicine. Volume, Thyroid Disease. By Hamburger Joel I., pages. W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, London, and Toronto 1978. Price, $13.95.

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Dr. Hamburger has made a unique contribution to thyroidology and to medical education. Rather than another textbook on the thyroid, he has written a study guide on thyroid disease. As the director of a laboratory that has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with thyroid disease, he has acquired a large clinical experience; and guided by careful follow-up and statistical analyses, he has used this experience to develop certain useful patterns of management. This approach would by itself be very useful in instructing practicing physicians and medical students; but he has also included a self-assessment test, presenting actual

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