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March 1951

Steroid Hormones and Tumors.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(3):470-471. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810030143014

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According to the author, this book is intended to be of use both to the research student and to the clinician. It will, no doubt, be of interest and of value to the research student but not to the clinician, unless he has specialized knowledge and interest in this particular field. The book is limited almost exclusively to discussion of animal experimental work on the relation of steroid hormones and tumors. The bulk of it has to do with the production of fibromatous growth by estrogens in the guinea pig and the prevention of this effect by simultaneous administration of other types of steroid hormones. Dr. Lipschutz and his co-workers have done and have published a tremendous amount of work on this subject in past years. These tumors are not autonomous, by the way. With cessation of estrogen stimulation, they spontaneously disappear. Many pathologists on this basis would object to

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