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The author of this book was a member of one of the four groups of investigators responsible for the isolation and identification of the corpus luteum hormone. He is a former pupil and collaborator of Ludwig Fraenkel, who first demonstrated thirty-five years ago that the corpus luteum has an endocrine function. Dr. Fels is therefore well qualified to write on his chosen subject and he has here presented a concise yet comprehensive treatise on all phases of our knowledge of the corpus luteum. Among the sixteen chapters are sections on the historical background of investigations on the corpus luteum, methods of assay and standardization of progestin, relation of the corpus luteum hormone to pituitary and mammary gland, interactions of progestin and estrogen, effects of progestin on the male genital tract, actions of this principle on extragenital structures and therapeutic applications of progestin. Professor Slotta collaborated with the author in a
Das Hormon des Corpus luteum (Biologie, Chemie und Klinik). JAMA. 1938;110(7):535. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790070059037
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