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 MEDICINE(THE PRESENT STATUS OF ACTH AND ADRENAL STEROID THERAPY IN MEDICINE*). Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:667–684. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-4-667
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