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This book begins with a discussion of general principles involved in hormone assay, such as reliability, practicability, types of animals required, standard preparations used and calculation of errors. Then there are chapters devoted to assays of each of the pituitary hormones, estrogens, progesterone, adrenal-cortical hormones, androgens, adrenaline and noradrenaline, and insulin. Sections dealing with thyroid hormones, glucagon and the parathyroid hormone are not included. After presentation of what is known about the chemical nature of the hormone, the principles of methods of assay are discussed but technical details are not included. The merits and demerits of each method of assay
The Clinical Application of Hormone Assay.. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:1070–1071. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-50-4-1070
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