Ashley B. Grossman, Professor of Neuroendocrinology, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine, London EC1A 7BE, UK
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.