Medicine: For Women Only

Last week gynecologists marked well a curious new synthetic drug called stilbestrol. A specific for various disorders, stilbestrol works like natural female sex hormone. Dr. Charles Mazer of Philadelphia and two colleagues told about the new drug in the A. M. A.'s Journal.

Natural hormones are costly, are much less effective when given by mouth than by injection. So researchers are constantly looking for a synthetic substitute without these drawbacks. Three years ago, said Dr. Mazer, when a group of Oxford biochemists announced the synthesis of stilbestrol, "the product was welcomed for clinical...

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