- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 6 edition (11 Nov. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199744122
- ISBN-13: 978-0199744121
- Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 2.3 x 15.5 cm
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Textbook of Endocrine Physiology (Textbook Of Endocrine Physiology (Griffin)(Cloth)) Paperback – 11 Nov 2011
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Review(s) from previous edition(s)
provides a succinct account of basic endocrine function (Baslib Book List)
The second and third chapters "Genes and Hormones" and "Mechanisms of Hormone Action" are clear and useful guides to understanding the molecular and biochemical bases of hormonal action ... valuable for the medical student. (General and Comparative Endocrinology 91)
the expertise of the contributors in their fields is evident throughout; and the approach and level of detail are appropriate in the UK for second-year preclinical students, for those studying endocrine options and for those in clinical years needing to refresh and apply their knowledge of physiology. (BM. A. Radcliffe, Experimental Physiology)
Excellent introductory text. (Joseph Jarabak, University of Chicago)
It is a must read for graduate students and fellows. (Doris Baktuska, M.D., Medical College of Pennsylvania)
Excellent text. I would recommend it as required reading for all medical students. (Romesh Khardori, M.D., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine)
Well written by the best experts in the field. (Michael D. Lumpkin, PhD, Georgetown University Medical School)
This text succeeds in providing excellent, very readable coverage of the field of endocrinology. The clearness of writing is commendable. This text can be highly recommended for graduate level courses and for medical students beyond the first year. (Endocrine News)
In summary, this textbook incorporates modern concepts inan excellent, readable, concise, and comprehensive introduction or review of endocrine physiology. (Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
The coverage, readability, currency, and cost make Griffin and Ojeda's newest edition a best buy for classroom use or overall review purposes. (Item)
It remains a solid text book of endocrinology written in a clear, no-nonsense style. (Physiology News, No 58)
About the Author
William J. Kovacs is Professor of Medicine at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Sergio R. Ojeda is Senior Scientist and Head of the Division of Neuroscience at Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.
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There is no cohesive goal, nothing holding these topics together, no overall flow of understanding what is happening and why. If the authors would like this book to only be used as a reference material, then its fine and accomplishes that job. But if this book is meant to teach a student as an introduction to endocrinology, it fails miserably and falls flat on its face. While taking my grad endocrinology course I was forced to use google and wikipedia on every topic because no one would explain how these processes work, they just tell me that they do. Its like when a child asks a parent "Why does it work this way?" and the parents response is "Because I said so." Thats about on par with how useful this book is.
If the field of endocrinology is just supposed to be rote memorization, then ok, I'm in the wrong field. But in order for me to learn and understand something, I need all the data, not just the facts.
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