Medicine: Press Rescue

Fame bounded into the surprised but ready hand of Buffalo's Professor Frank Alexander Hartman last week. Professor Hartman, whose favorite pastime is handball, returned the serve deftly, then withdrew from, the popular game of publicity. Too many newspaper stories can ruin a scientist's professional standing.

Professor Hartman, 47, physiologist at the University of Buffalo, has separated a hormone from the covering, or cortex, of the adrenal glands. He calls his hormone ''cortin." To make one ounce of cortin requires the adrenals of 130 cattle.

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