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Gray and Bacharach have brought together well-annotated descriptions and critical appraisals of procedures used to measure the concentrations of a wide variety of hormones in plasma. The contributors are highly knowledgeable workers who write from first-hand experience and are well aware of the limitations as well as the virtues of the various methods surveyed.
Bio-assays are heavily emphasized, necessarily, since the great bulk of available information regarding plasma levels of the proteinaceous hormones (insulin, thyroid-stimulating hormone, adrenocorticotropin, pituitary gonadotropins, chorionic gonadotropin, melanocyte-stimulating hormone, growth and lactogenic hormones, oxytocin, and vasopressin) has been obtained using biological end-points. The editors, however, subscribe
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Hormones in Blood.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:166–167. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-1-166
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(1):166-167.
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