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”

15872 entries, 13813 authors and 1928 subjects. Updated: March 23, 2023

SWINGLE, Wilbur Willis

2 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