The Thyroid. A Fundamental and Clinical Text. Fourth Edition. Edited by Werner Sidney C. Ingbar Sidney H., pages. Harper & Row, Publishers, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1978. Price, $52.50.

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Abstract

For old friends and new acquaintances the fourth edition of The Thyroid provides a welcome update of pertinent information on thyroid physiology and pathophysiology. New authors and new subjects combine to enhance the value of this reference work. The depth of coverage is more than adequate; for example; included are discussion of the complete amino acid structure of beta thyroid-stimulating hormone and nine pages on the basal metabolic rate! Written by acknowledged experts, the opinions are the best 1978 has to offer, with a few exceptions. The myth of the utility of99m Tc pertechnetate in low-uptake thyroid imaging is carried

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