ELMER L. SEVRINGHAUS
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Because there is still much misapprehension as to the conditions in which these hormones are effective and as to their limitations, a brief authoritative discussion of the available pertinent facts concerning them seems desirable. The following summary has been prepared by Dr. Elmer L. Sevringhaus1 and is published as an editorial in order to help toward a clearer understanding and more intelligent use of these preparations.
The hormones which are distinctively female are the estrogens and progesterone. The first group includes estradiol (the most potent), estrone (next in potency but more commonly known and used), and estriol (still less potent).
SEVRINGHAUS EL. THE FEMALE HORMONES. Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:153–155. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-1-153
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(1):153-155.
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