The pituitary body and its disorders. 3896.

Publisher Information: Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1912. x, 341pp. Frontispiece, folding plate; text illustrations. 244 x 160 mm. Original cloth, light wear, tear to p. 165 repaired. Very good copy. Bookplate of neurological surgeon J. Jay Keegan.

First Edition, second issue of Cushing’s first book, with cancel title describing Cushing as "Moseley Professor of Surgery, Harvard University . . ." The first clinical monograph on the pituitary. Based upon a detailed study of fifty cases, Cushing’s book described the clinical manifestations of pituitary disorder (gigantism, dwarfism, acromelagy, blindness, etc.), elaborating on the concepts of “hyper-” and “hypo-pituitarism” that Cushing had introduced four years earlier in his paper “The hypophysis cerebri.” The case histories include the first report of pituitary basophilism (“Cushing’s syndrome”), and the book also contains the first publication of Cushing’s method for operating on the pituitary. Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing, 1. Fulton, Harvey Cushing: A Biography, pp. 271-329. Garrison-Morton 3896. Grolier Club, 100 Books Famous in Medicine, no. 93. Norman 549.

Book Id: 48838

Price: $600.00

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