The Male Hormone Author:Paul de Kruif In this book Paul de Kruif tells without blushes or polite evasions the story of the discovery of the male hormone. The story proves how truth is stranger and can be more exciting than ficiton. Eighty-six years of scientific failure passed from the time the existence of the male hormone was first suspected. In 1935this pure quintessence of mascu... more »linity was found hiding in a tiny fraction of an ounce distilled form more than a ton of the sex glands of bulls. Within a year after that the organic chemists were ready to synthesize in their chemical kettles the life-giving male hormone in any desired quantity. For the achievement which made this possible, the two chemists Ruzicka and Butenandt were awarded the Nobel Prize.
In a thrilling scientific detective story Paul de Kruif tells of the male hormone's rise from its original sexual disreputability to its present promise of lifting the total vitality of mankind. The male hormone discloses magic far beyond the merely sexual. It boosts muscle power. It banishes mental fatigue. It eases heart pain. It even restores the sanity of men in midlife who suffer male hormone hunger....« less