Medicine: Progress Reports

The nation's medical research laboratories were stripped of their key men last week as 6,500 physiologists, biologists, pharmacologists, pathologists, nutritionists and immunologists swarmed into Atlantic City for meetings of their consortium, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, to tell of advances in their fight to gain life-saving knowledge. Outstanding items: ¶ The pituitary gland, long given homage as producer of the "master" hormone ACTH,* is itself the slave of a truly imperial hormone secreted by a part of the brain, reported Baylor University's Physiologist Roger Guillemin. From the hypothalamus, an ancient part...

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