Harvey Cushing and Cushing’s syndrome

Landmark Case Report
Original Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2004.9003
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Harvey Cushing and Cushing’s syndrome

Harvey Cushing’s first description of the eponymous disease attributed to him is reproduced here together with a modern commentary.

Cushing's original case report is taken from 'The Pituitary Body and its Disorders' by Harvey Cushing MD published by J B Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and London in 1912 and based on 'An amplification of the Harvey Lecture for December 1910'. The case described is No. 45 of 47 cases of Polyglandular Syndrome, and is believed to be the first description of the disease now known as Cushing's Syndrome . The full article is reproduced online here. The paper has been reproduced exactly as it originally appeared in print; the only alteration that has been made is to the layout.
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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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