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The third volume of the series on vitamins and hormones is about the technical preparation of the hormones other than sex hormones. A portion of the book is concerned with a discussion of general methods of preparation, with suitable references. There is a brief general description of methods of preserving materials and extracting the active principles with various solvents. Then follow chapters devoted to individual products, with a brief discussion of the chemistry, methods of detection and estimation and detailed description of methods of preparation. There is also a brief discussion of the clinical use of some of the products. At the end of each chapter there is a list of articles in the scientific literature followed by a separate tabulation of important patents in various countries. There are a number of useful tables throughout the book which provide a list of commercial preparations of each hormone that are available.
Chemie und Technik der Gegenwart. JAMA. 1939;112(12):1191. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800120077036
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