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July 1, 1939

Le corps jaune: Étude biologique, clinique et thérapeutique

JAMA. 1939;113(1):87. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800260089041

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The literature on the endocrine functions of the ovary has accumulated to such great proportions in the past decade that the authors felt a definite need for the publication of monographs on the component hormones of this organ. Simonnet has already published a review on estrogenic substances. This monograph on the corpus luteum is considerably less voluminous. It is divided into two portions, experimental studies and clinical studies, each of which contains several chapters on various phases. The anatomy, chemistry, pharmacology and physiology of the corpus luteum are discussed in the first portion in a comprehensive and concise manner. A large percentage of the literature is abstracted and presented systematically and clearly. The clinical section contains descriptions of assays for the corpus luteum hormone, pathologic changes in both anatomy and physiology and the therapeutic application of progesterone. This section is somewhat less authoritative than the first, especially in the chapter

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