Diamonds are forever: the cortisone legacy.

@article{Hillier2007DiamondsAF,
  title={Diamonds are forever: the cortisone legacy.},
  author={Stephen G. Hillier},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={195 1},
  pages={
          1-6
        }
}
The year 1946 was not only the year that the Society for Endocrinology was founded, but also the year that Edward Kendall's compound E (cortisone) was first synthesised by Louis Sarett. By 1948, sufficient quantities of compound E were available for the rheumatologist Philip Hench to test it successfully for the first time in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. It was immediately hailed as a 'wonder drug' and was shown to be effective in a number of inflammation-associated conditions, most… CONTINUE READING

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