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June 20, 1953

Ciba Foundation Colloquia on Endocrinology.

JAMA. 1953;152(8):772. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690080116038

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The Ciba Foundation in 1949 established an international center in London where research workers are encouraged to meet informally and exchange ideas and information. The foundation has sponsored several international symposiums at which outstanding workers from throughout the world have gathered. The proceedings of nine of these meetings, which have dealt primarily with the steroid hormones, have been collected in these four volumes. In addition to the formal addresses by the participants, the informal discussions of the papers are included. As a result of the informality and intimacy of the meetings, the discussions often include much previously unpublished as well as published work. The topics covered are too numerous to be listed here, but in every case the material is the most recent available. Unlike many symposia, these are presented in a format comparable to the high level of the presentations. They are illustrated with excellently reproduced photomicrographs and line

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