Die Funktion der Nebennierenrinde


VERZAR, from whose laboratory have come many contributions to the knowledge of the function of the adrenal cortex, has published an extremely interesting monograph on this subject. A bibliography of more than 1,500 references is included, about 1,100 of which are from the last ten, and about 550 from the last three years. This illustrates the rapid progress recently made in the knowledge of this organ of which, as Verzar states, until a few years ago little was known except the fact that it is indispensable to life. Verzar gives a vivid impression of the rapidity of this progress when he describes, in the chapter on the chemistry of the cortical hormone, how the important contributions from three laboratories, from that of Kendall in Rochester, of Reichstein in Zurich and of Winter-stein in New York, followed one another sometimes at less than monthly intervals.

Die Funktion der Nebennierenrinde

Von Prof. F. Verzár. Pp. 266 + 4 plates. (Basel: Benno Schwabe und Co., 1939.) 25 Schw. francs.

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FELDBERG, W. Die Funktion der Nebennierenrinde. Nature 145, 404–405 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145404a0

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