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December 1963

Chemistry of the Sex Hormones.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(6):1002. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860060214043

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It may be presumptuous of the clinician to think that it is possible for him to comprehend the complicated field of the steroid chemist, but Dr. Bishop makes this possibility come very close to reality. Presented in a clear, concise style it is remarkable how much information is contained in this small book "for clinicians by a clinician." Those of us who have struggled with the "etios," "allos," "epis," and "alpha, beta unsaturated ketones" have it all unfolded before us in a few brief, simple but understandable pages, enlivened with sly humor. Having dealt with the essentials of organic chemistry in six easy pages, the author conveys the three dimensional concept of stereoisomerism, difficult for those to appreciate who are not inherently endowed with depth perception, in a manner capable of being understood by a one-eyed practitioner with no more than an average IQ.

There follows an excellent detailed description

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