My Way from Hypophysectomy to Hypophyseal Portal Vessels (1934–1954)

  • Dora Jacobsohn
Part of the Perspectives in Neuroendocrine Research book series (PNR, volume 1)


The story of my contribution to what nowadays is called neuroendocrinology begins with hypophysectomies in rabbits. This species is a reflex ovulatory and the study of the effects of the removal of the pituitary gland on ovulation and the formation and life-span of corpora lutea led straight into the problem of the neural control of the hypophysis.


Pituitary Gland Corpus Luteum Anterior Pituitary Gland Neural Control Pituitary Stalk 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dora Jacobsohn
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  1. 1.Institute of PhysiologyUniversity of LundLundSweden

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