February 1930

The Female Sex Hormone.

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Part I. Biology, Pharmacology and Chemistry. Part II. Clinical Investigations Based on the Female Sex Hormone Blood Test. By Robert T. Frank, A.M. M.D., F.A.C.S., Gynecologist to Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Price, $5.50. Pp. 331, with 86 illustrations and 36 graphs. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1929.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;45(2):315. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140080157012

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The author says "In this monograph there is no thesis to defend. The sole object actuating me is to present our present state of knowledge as far as is warranted by actual, proved facts." He has successfully adhered to this ideal on every page of this valuable monograph. The book falls naturally into two main divisions: First, a succinct summary of the physiology and biochemistry of the ovarian hormones to date. Second, a clear account of the physiology and physiologic pathology of the ovaries and the uterus in women, and the attempts to control and otherwise influence these processes by organotherapy. The book represents the material and conclusions of twenty-five years of laboratory work and clinical experience. The author has persisted in laboratory research and controlled clinical work for this long period despite discouragement that would have paralyzed or silenced most men not driven by the rare and unsatiable curiosity

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