The functions of the pituitary body. In American Journal of the Medical Sciences, vol. 139

Publisher Information: Philadelphia & New York: Lea & Febiger, 1910.

Cushing, Harvey (1879-1939). The functions of the pituitary body. In The American Journal of the Medical Sciences 139 (1910): 473-484. Also: Osler, William (1859-1919). Certain vasomotor, sensory, and muscular phenomena associated with cervical rib. In ibid.: 469-472. Also: Brill, Nathan (1860-1925). An acute infectious disease of unknown origin. A clinical study based on 221 cases. In ibid.: 484-502. Whole number. [16, adverts.], iv, 469-624pp. Text illustrations. 232 x 157 mm. Original printed wrappers, detached, spine chipped and repaired with clear tape. Internally very good.

First Editions. Cushing’s classic paper “suggests that the posterior lobe [of the pituitary] contains a substance which raises blood pressure, dilates the pupil, and causes diuresis. The anterior lobe stimulates growth, has influence on the thyroid, testes, islets of Langerhans, and possibly also the thymus, adrenals, and ovaries . . . Cushing also pointed out that alteration of other ductless glands, such as the thyroid, has an effect on the pituitary gland” (Ader, Psychoneuroimmunology, p. 340). Osler’s paper discusses certain physical phenomena associated with cervical rib, an abnormal extra rib arising from the seventh cervical vertebra. Brill’s paper contains the first description of recrudescent typhus (“Brill’s disease”). 1161 (Cushing); 5382 (Brill). Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing 110. Golden & Roland, Sir William Osler: An Annotated Bibliography, 835.

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