PHILIP S. HENCH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It may be appropriate to discuss in this Nobel Lecture three general aspects of cortisone and pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH): (1) the development of the theory which eventually led to the use of cortisone and ACTH in rheumatic and certain other conditions; this I shall do in some detail, giving certain data not published heretofore; (2) the present status of cortisone and ACTH in general medicine; this topic I shall discuss summarily in view of the several current reports thereon; and (3) some major requirements for the orderly development of cortisone and ACTH as therapeutic agents; this aspect will be
HENCH PS. THE REVERSIBILITY OF CERTAIN RHEUMATIC AND NONRHEUMATIC CONDITIONS BY THE USE OF CORTISONE OR OF THE PITUITARY ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE(THE REVERSIBILITY OF CERTAIN RHEUMATIC AND NONRHEUMATIC CONDITIONS BY THE USE OF CORTISONE OR OF THE PITUITARY ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:1–38. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(1):1-38.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Pituitary Disorders, Rheumatology.
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