February 1951

Proceedings of the First Clinical ACTH Conference.

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Edited by John R. Mote. Price, $5.50. Pp. 608, with 414 illustrations. The Blakiston Company (Division of Doubleday & Co., Inc.), 1012 Walnut St., Philadelphia 5, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(2):325. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810020147019

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In October 1949 Armour & Co., of Chicago, called a conference of the medical research teams investigating the clinical effects of pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). This book is a compendium of the reports made at that meeting. It is gratifying that such a large volume of experimental data produced by reliable investigators has been made available to the medical profession before ACTH was released for general distribution. This book is a "must" for researchers in the adrenal steroid field and should be read by all practitioners before they administer ACTH to their patients.

The physiological changes induced by ACTH administration are fully covered, along with its effect in various disease states, such as neoplastic diseases, hyperthyroidism, gout, hypertension, nephritis, leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever and other collagen diseases, ulcerative colitis, allergic diseases, chronic hepatic disease, various infections, neuropsychiatric states, alcoholism, myasthenia gravis and other neurological disorders.

The findings reported will

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