"It is intended for students, residents, and fellows interested in endocrinology", It also serves as a good reference source or review book for general internists. Each chapter is written by authors recognized as authorities in the field. This well-written, easy to read book provides a thorough baseline understanding of the major subjects in endocrinology. It can be used both for review and for quick reference for a specific topic. Due to the continuous advances in our understanding of endocrine diseases and treatments, the second edition is a necessary update.