Two months of using this book as an aid in the practice and teaching of endocrine surgery have convinced me that it is the most practical and valuable treatise now available for surgeons on this subject. The book is called a "manual," a term that might lead the prospective reader to think it only a technical manual of operative surgery. However, while practical and safe operative techniques are described and beautifully illustrated in detail, approximately two thirds of the book is devoted to surgical anatomy, pathology, differential diagnosis, and alternative forms of treatment.
The four sections of the book deal systematically with endocrine disease of the parathyroids, the thyroid, the adrenals, and the pancreas. The whys and hows of the medical workup of each endocrine disease of these organs are simply described and illustrated schematically. No bias is expressed toward surgical treatment, and even the endocrinologist will find its recommendations