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August 1939

Sex and Internal Secretions: A Survey of Recent Research.

Am J Dis Child. 1939;58(2):447. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.01990080223021

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The present edition of this well known work will be favorably received by every investigator in the field of endocrinology. Since the first appearance of the book, in 1932, so much has been learned about the sex hormones and the interrelationships of the endocrine glands that a second edition has become necessary. Twenty-seven authors, all active investigators in the subjects they discuss, have contributed to this exhaustive survey. In addition to the material contained in the first edition, a few new chapters deserve special mention. Progress made in the chemistry of the androgenic and estrogenic hormones and of the hormones of the corpus luteum has been reviewed in special sections by F. C. Koch, E. A. Doisy, W. M. Allen and others. The cytology of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland in relation to the reproductive hormone has been discussed by A. E. Sevringhaus. Physicians will be particularly interested

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