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The attention given to the adrenal cortex by the physiologist, chemist, and pathologist in the last 30 years has been explosive and unabating. From the clinician's viewpoint, much of this information, except for diagnosis and treatment of a few rare diseases, was academic until the introduction of corticoid therapy for a diverse group of diseases some two decades ago. Today no clinician can afford to disregard the accumulated knowledge on these hormones. While one might question the editor's preface claim "that present knowledge of adrenal cortical function and of the chemistry of adrenal cortical steroids has only a few important
The Human Adrenal Cortex.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:679–680. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-679_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):679-680.
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