Medicine: Steps Forward

For five days last week in Detroit's Masonic Temple, 3,500 topflight physiologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, pathologists, nutritionists and immunologists talked about new developments in medicine. Highlights at the meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology:

Another First. Dr. Choh Hao Li, 36-year-old Chinese-born University of California biochemist, reported success in isolating for the first time the sex hormone FSH (for follicle-stimulating hormone). In the female, FSH stimulates the growth of follicles in the ovary and makes ovulation possible; in the male, it stimulates tubules in the testes that produce sperm....

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