LAURANCE W. KINSELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN W. PARTRIDGE, M.D.; LENORE BOLING, M.D.; SHELDON MARGEN, M.D.
The accumulation of knowledge and the development of concepts regarding the place of ACTH and cortisone in clinical medicine have followed an interesting pattern during the past three years. The first period might be termed the phase of incredulity. This persisted a relatively short time. The second phase would be dubbed properly the era of extreme euphoria. The third period is now with us. Its most outstanding characteristic is the alarm reaction.
Such a pattern has been followed in the case of many therapeutic agents. In a measure it bears out the physiologic axiom that for every action there is
KINSELL LW, PARTRIDGE JW, BOLING L, MARGEN S. DIETARY MODIFICATION OF THE METABOLIC AND CLINICAL EFFECTS OF ACTH AND CORTISONE1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:921–929. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-921
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):921-929.
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