J. C. BECK, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)
In this era, with important new medical advances proceeding at such a rapid rate, it is often difficult to afford a new discovery its rightful place. However, the majority would agree that a sense of being on the threshold of a great achievement greeted the announcement of the clinical effects of ACTH and cortisone in rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever by Hench1, 2 and his collaborators in 1949. This is particularly true if one recalls the first clinical ACTH Conference, at which time most observers felt that a revision of the present concept of many diseases was necessary. Since these
BECK JC. THE PRESENT STATUS OF ACTH AND ADRENAL STEROID THERAPY IN MEDICINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:667–684. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-4-667
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(4):667-684.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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