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Recent Progress in the Chemistry of the Sex Hormones

Naturevolume 134page758 (1934) | Download Citation

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THE conversion of cholesterol into the male i sex hormone (androsterone)1, already noted in these columns2, with its attendant elucidation of the complete chemical structure of this hor mone, provides a convenient point at which to review the present state of chemical knowledge of the sex hormones.

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