Medicine: Sarsaparilla Caution

"Men! Are you skinny, tired, nervous, rundown? Try a bottle of sarsaparilla and watch those muscles grow." That is the sort of thing famed Hormone-Maker Russell Earl Marker of Penn State expected to see splashed all over the papers last week. Reason: he had just told chemists about his new, cheap, artificial production of three powerful sex hormones (testosterone, progesterone and desoxy-corticosterone), from sarsaparilla root compounds. A boon to doctors, Professor Marker's synthetic hormones will cost far less than natural sheep and cow products. Professor Marker warned Penn State's publicity department to...

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