The textbook contains 254 chapters, organised into 13 sections for easy-access to the relevant information. Each chapter is written by an internationally-acknowledged expert, relates basic science to evidence based guidelines and clinical management, and where appropriate offers an outline of the controversies in the field.
The textbook has an international focus, and where possible deals with medical practice in countries without advanced medical resources.
Part 1 Principles of international endocrine practice
Part 2 Pituitary and hypothalamic diseases
Part 3 The thyroid
Part 4 Parathyroid, calcium, and bone metabolism
Part 5 The adrenal gland and endocrine hypertension
Part 6 Neuroendocrine tumours and genetic disorders
Part 7 Growth and development during childhood
Part 8 Female endocrinology and pregnancy
Part 9 Male hypogonadism and infertility
Part 10 Endocrinology of ageing and systemic disease
Part 11 Endocrinology of cancer
Part 12 Obesity, lipids, and metabolic disorders
Part 13 Diabetes mellitus