Pituitary glands were collected from domestic turkeys and assayed on immature rats and on non-breeding adult sparrows. Various dosages were given. In the rat 25 milligrams of the dry powdered gland produces a minimal reaction. Smaller amounts gave little or no effect while larger amounts gave greater reactions. Daily injections of 5 to 10 milligrams of the powdered gland cause a striking development of the sex glands of sparrows within two weeks.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Stanley, A. J.; Riley, G. M.; and Witschi, E.
"A Study of the Gonadotropic Potency of Bird Pituitary (Domestic Turkey),"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 44(1), 207-207.
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