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The evolution of endocrinology from Berthold in 1848 to "The Pill" unfolds in chapters dealing with the individual hormones. Emphasis is on the steroidal hormones, though much of the text is devoted to the development of birth control methods.
Who, what, where, why, and how various hormones came about is well-covered, and we get the history of one of the greatest and most exciting advances in the field of health and human welfare. Described are the research and development of the natural and synthetic hormones that have resulted in the birth control "Pill" and a score of therapies against heart
The Hormone Quest.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:728. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-4-728_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(4):728.
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