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October 1958

Ciba Foundation: Hormones in Blood

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;80(4):465. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340100065013

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Improvement in methodology for the assay of endocrine secretions as found in blood rather than urine is of vital importance to all investigators in the medical sciences. In this volume, as is true with most books, methods described therein may be obsolete, or at least modified, by the time of publication; however, basic methods are discussed by eminent workers in hormone assay procedures, making this volume of value for some time to come. In addition to very elaborate discussions on the actual assay techniques, considerable space is devoted to the questions of transport of hormones in blood and eventual inactivation of these secretions. Chemical analyses employing newly developed isotope techniques, as well as new bioassay methods, are well reviewed. Each paper is followed by a discussion contributed to by an international group of experts, permitting the reader better to evaluate the data presented. The pituitary, thyroid, and pancreas receive considerable

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