An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

16011 entries, 14068 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: June 22, 2024

PFIFFNER, Joseph John

3 entries
  • 1149

The preparation of an active extract of the supra-renal cortex.

Anat. Rec., 44, 225, 1929.

First practical method of preparing an extract of the active agent of the adrenal cortical hormone. It was named cortin until it was recognized that there are several active agents in the secretion.



Subjects: Ductless Glands: Internal Secretion › Adrenals
  • 3874

The adrenal cortical hormone.

Medicine, 11, 371-433, 1932.

The cortical hormone prepared by Swingle and Pfiffner (“eschatin”) was found to be very effective in the treatment of Addison’s disease. Their first paper on the subject appeared in Science, 1930, 71, 321.



Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › Adrenals
  • 1152

Chemical studies on the adrenal cortex. II. Isolation of several physicologically inactive crystalline compounds from active extracts. III. Isolation of two new physiologically inactive compounds.

J. biol. Chem., 111, 599-612; 116, 291-305, 1935.

Isolation of Compound F, identical with Kendall’s Compund E. See No. 1151.



Subjects: Ductless Glands: Internal Secretion › Adrenals