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Philip Showalter Hench - bibliography

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Biography

American physician, born February 28, 1896, Pittsburgh; died March 30, 1965, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Bibliography

  • P. S. Hench, E. C. Kendall, C. H. Slocumb and H. F. Polley:
    The effects of a hormone of the adrenal cortex (17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone: compound E) and of pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone on rheumatoid arthritis.
    Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Rochester, Minnesota, 1949, 24: 181-197.
    Introduction of cortisone and A.C.T.H. in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • P. S. Hench, C. H. Slocumb, A. R. Barnes, H. L. Smith, H. F. Polley, and E. C.Kendall:
    The effects of the adrenal cortical hormone 17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone (compound E) on the acute phase of rheumatic fever: preliminary report.
    Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Rochester, Minnesota, 1949, 24: 277-197.
    Compound E (cortisone) introduced in the treatment of rheumatic fever.

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