The title page of Basic & Clinical Endocrinology takes on a slightly different character in this, its 8th edition. In tribute to the outgoing coeditor and originator of this text, it will henceforth be referred to as Greenspan’s Basic & Clinical Endocrinology. Like its predecessors, the 8th edition provides the most up-to-date information on the basic science and clinical aspects of endocrinology, covering everything from the molecular biology of thyroid hormone signal transduction to the clinical approach to the patient with Cushing’s syndrome.
There are several new features in this edition that warrant attention. We have introduced completely new chapters
on Evidence-Based Endocrinology (Chapter 4) and the Neurohypophysis (Chapter 6). Chapter 19 has been expandedto include discussion of the major causes of hypoglycemia in the pediatric population, and Chapter 8 has been extensively rewritten following the addition of Dr. Cooper and Dr. Ladenson to the growing list of authors contributing to this text.