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The remarkable advances in the field of the chemotherapy of infectious diseases during the past two years have served somewhat to obscure the hardly less remarkable achievements, chiefly of English workers, in the field of synthetic substitutes for the female sex hormones. The essential point is the establishment of the fact that estrogenic activity is not exclusively a property of compounds structurally similar to the natural hormones, that is, possessing the phenanthrene nucleus. In a series of brilliant papers, Dodds and his co-workers at the Courtauld Institute in London have described a number of simpler substances having estrogenic properties and
SYNTHETIC ESTROGENS. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1720–1721. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-10-1720
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(10):1720-1721.
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