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Until a few years ago, lactogenic hormones were the preserve of academic endocrinologists or dairy scientists, and the role of these hormones in clinical endocrinology was unknown. Recently there has been an upsurge of interest following the discovery of human placental lactogen in 1962 and the detection of prolactin (as distinct from human growth hormone) in human pituitary tissue in 1969 and 1970. The emergence of practical assays for these hormones, including radioimmunoassay, has already resulted in a wealth of data of direct interest to endocrinologists and those concerned in foetal and neonatal welfare. This Ciba Foundation Symposium on Lactogenic
Lactogenic Hormones.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:323. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-323_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(2):323.
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