[Stress, cortisone and homeostasis. Adrenal cortex hormones and physiological equilibrium, 1936-1960].


This article investigates the emergence of the concept of stress in the 1930s and outlines its changing disciplinary and conceptual frames up until 1960. Originally stress was a physiological concept applied to the hormonal regulation of the body under stressful conditions. Correlated closely with chemical research into corticosteroids for more than a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00048-010-0017-2


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