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February 26, 1955

Recent Progress in Hormone Research: The Proceedings of the Laurentian Hormone Conference. Volume X

JAMA. 1955;157(9):776. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950260082030

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The previous volume in this series, also issued in 1954, is the report of a special interim meeting held in Shrewsbury, Mass., and concerns itself, as its subtitle indicates, with methods of steroid determination in blood and urine. The present volume is the published report of the proceedings of a meeting that took place in September, 1953, at Mont Tremblant, Quebec. The papers, with their accompanying discussions, constitute a well-balanced selection from among recent chemical, physiological, and clinical investigations in hormonal research. Gross and Pitt-Rivers discuss some of the experimental evidence bearing on the role of triiodothyronine in thyroid physiology, and experiments designed to determine the mechanism of action of the thyroid hormone at the cellular level are described by Lardy and Maley. In two other papers the chemistry of insulin and corticotropin are considered. In the clinical field, several problems relating to human ovarian function and pregnancy are analyzed

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