Corticotropin and Cortisone in Diseases of the Nervous System *


When corticotropin and cortisone became generally available in 1950 they were tested as therapeutic agents in a wide variety of morbid conditions without much consideration as to rationale. It was only natural that these hormones should be tried in a number of diseases of the nervous system in which the existing therapeutic agents are inadequate. It is the purpose of this article to review critically the results reported to date and to compare


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