Hormones in the Pineal Other Than Melatonin

Chairman’s Introduction
  • A. B. Lerner
Conference paper
Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 13)


Personal notes and views on the isolation of biologically active agents from endocrine organs are given.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Lerner
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  1. 1.Department of DermatologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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