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February 6, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(6):494-495. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730320054023

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Meeting of Hungarian Obstetricians  At the recent general meeting of Hungarian obstetricians and gynecologists, a large number of foreign physicians were present. Dr. L. Miklos reported an investigation of the action of the hormone of the corpus luteum during the second half of pregnancy, when it is absent under normal circumstances. He injected 1 cc. of a corpus luteum hormone daily into the peritoneal cavity of rats; labor set in four or five days later than the known longest duration of gestation. Dr. A. Probstner said that treatment with ovarian extracts is not especially satisfactory. What is the reason? It is important to administer only extracts that are biologically tested, and in sufficiently large doses. Orally, a much larger dose is necessary than by way of injections. The efficacy of treatment is influenced also by the fact that the ovaries contain more than one hormone. Irregular menstruation it not always

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