June 1952

Conference on Adrenal Cortex: Transactions of the Second Conference, November 16-17, 1950, New York.

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Edited by Elaine P. Ralli. Price, $3. Pp. 209, with 68 illustrations. Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation, 565 Park Ave., New York 21, 1951.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(6):998. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240060141028

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This small book is a mine of information on the timely subject of the adrenal cortex. It is a compilation of knowledge by a panel of eminent scientists and clinicians representing the breadth of the United States, as well as Canada. Five subdivisions, each introduced by a member especially qualified and then discussed by all members of the panel, provide the reader with easy access to his special field of interest. By this method, the lack of an index is not a great loss.

The subdivisions of the subject are as follows: (1) "The Present Status of the Chemistry of ACTH"; (2) "Regulation of Pituitary Adrenocorticotropic Activity"; (3) "The Relation of the Adrenal Cortical Hormones to the Hypersensitive State"; (4) "Hyaluronidase and the Adrenal Cortical Hormones," and (5) "Further Clinical Studies with ACTH and Adrenal Cortical Hormones." The last subdivision with its rationale for the management of the patient with

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