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The Hormones in Human Reproduction

Nature volume 155, pages 9293 (27 January 1945) | Download Citation



BIOLOGY teachers are soon going to be confronted with the problem of bringing up to date text-books on a number of subjects, particularly those which have not previously been well presented to the student. Curiously enough, there are few works which provide an authoritative introductory account of the factors underlying human reproductive processes. This is partly because the interval between the War of 1914–18 and the present War was one of very active research, in which most people with first-hand knowledge of the subject were too absorbed in experimental work to turn to the task of summarizing the progress which research was making. Prof. Corner's book on the hormones in human reproduction is therefore most timely, for it is at once a concise and a comprehensive exposition of the subject, given by one of the foremost contributors to knowledge in this field of physiology. The book was published in the United States in 1942, but, as relatively little new has since emerged in this line of research, it provides as up-to-date a general treatment of the subject as could now be desired, and in so doing fills a very real gap.

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