Endocrinology has shared in the proliferation of monographs and textbooks expressly written for the primary care physician. The authors of these texts generally distill a great quantity of information and try to concisely present the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, and therapy. The esoterica and nonessential nuances of the specialty are usually deleted, thereby making the text more readable and practical.
Dr. Jubiz has followed the same general scheme. Although he has written and dedicated this book to medical students, doctors-in-training, and practicing physicians, it appears to be directed more towards medical students than clinicians. The book is divided into