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Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939
The pituitary body and its disorders, clinical states produced by disorders of the hypophysis cerebri, by Harvey Cushing ... an amplification of the Harvey lecture for December, 1910, 319 illustrations.
Philadelphia : London, J.B. Lippincott Company, c1912.

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A pioneer of neurosurgery, Cushing's technical innovations made it possible to target tumours in the pituitary which had hitherto been inaccessible. This book distils the surgical and pathological features of the hundreds of cases Cushing treated at Harvard University. It is interesting to note that pituitary tumours are responsible for only a tiny proportion of the cases of "Cushing's syndrome" which is now mainly the result of medical treatment with cortisone and related drugs.

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