[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
August 1972

Hormones in Development.

Author Affiliations



Edited by Max Hamburgh, E. J. W. Barrington. Price, $30. Pp 854. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 440 Park Ave S, New York 10016, 1971.

Arch Intern Med. 1972;130(2):300. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.03650020116026

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


Hormones in Development emerged from a four-day conference taking place in 1968 at Nottingham, England, on the mechanism of hormone action as it affects growth and differentiation of a number of tissues in vertebrates (principally mammals). This volume represents a reworked and updated transcript of the conference. Thus, it has the advantages and disadvantages of this form of presentation, preserving the excitement of exposition of original work by the experimenter and emphasizing multiple points of view on aspects of development that are currently yielding to investigation. It is not a systematic report on current status.

With the discovery of hormones in the latter part of the 19th century and the early attempts to elucidate their mode of action that followed, curious unexplained effects of gland ablation or hormone administration were noted. These are assuming new significance. The milestone work of Gudernatsch in demonstrating that metamorphosis of tadpoles could be provoked

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview