October 2, 1948

Recent Progress in Hormone Research: The Proceedings of the Laurentian Hormone Conference [1946]. Volume II

JAMA. 1948;138(5):392. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900050060039

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This is the second volume of what promises to be a valuable annual contribution to the literature on endocrinology. Following the pattern established by the first volume, the present book presents the papers and discussions given at the 1946 Laurentian Hormone Conference. The first two reports in the book present a stimulating discussion of the new physical-chemical assay methods for estrogenic hormones. At last it appears likely that quantitative chemical assays may replace [ill]aborious and costly biologic determinations of the estrogens, and that the various types of estrogens can be separated and quantitatively determined. The section on pituitary control and activity deals largely with pituitary-adrenal relationships, with the luteinizing hormone and with the hormonal control of lactation. The last-named subject is particularly well presented by W. E. Petersen. Hormone metabolism receives attention in two papers, one by Roy Hertz and the other by Ralph I. Dorfman. Although the papers are

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