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October 30, 1954

Medical Uses of Cortisone Including Hydrocortisone and Corticotropin

JAMA. 1954;156(9):923. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950090119031

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Abstract

The editor has attempted to compile the experiences of various medical specialists and to present an authoritative compendium of sound clinical judgment on the actions and uses of cortisone, hydrocortisone, and corticotropin. As in all multiauthored texts, differences of opinion inevitably creep into the contents. These apparent contradictions do not reduce the value of the volume but rather indicate areas where definite conclusions as to the worth of a particular kind of therapy are as yet undetermined. There is a great difference in the quality of the chapters, but on the whole a laudable effort has been made by the authors to achieve the original goals. The text is clinically oriented but also contains information on the basic experimental approaches.

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