MILTON S. SACKS
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Recent studies with ACTH and cortisone have demonstrated remarkable, albeit often transitory, effects of these hormones upon a large group of diseases of known hypersensitive etiology. These results have encouraged wider exploration of the therapeutic potentialities of the corticoids in diseases of obscure etiology where hypersensitive mechanisms have been suspected, but not proved. The beneficial effects of hormonal therapy in such widely separated entities as acquired hemolytic anemia,1 sympathetic ophthalmia,2 ulcerative colitis,3 and experimental acute disseminated encephalomyelitis,4 to name but a few, have aroused renewed interest in a search for common denominators. A brief survey of recent contributions to these
SACKS MS. ACTH, CORTISONE AND HYPERSENSITIVE DISEASE STATES. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:911–915. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-3-911
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(3):911-915.
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