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March 18, 1944

Endocrine Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence

JAMA. 1944;124(12):811. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850120069030

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Endocrinology is. a much disputed topic; most books on this subject present at least a few ideas which will be hotly contested. This publication is no exception. Nevertheless for a small volume it offers interesting reading and should elicit some sound practical treatments by those who will apply endocrine preparations intelligently. In the United States the present edition will not displace other well known works, but it will be a useful addition to the libraries of teachers and others who follow closely published literature as it provides a list of commercial sex hormone preparations sold in England. Since many journals do not have a policy demanding that the official, chemical or common name be included to identify a drug which may be mentioned in a communication, the reader is often at a loss to know whether such names as Erugon, Polyansyn, Lutocyclin and Aristostab are androsterone, anterior pituitary, corpus luteum

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