CUSHING, HARVEY WILLIAMS.  1869-1939.

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Lot 3049
CUSHING, HARVEY WILLIAMS. 1869-1939.

US$ 200 - 300
£ 140 - 220
CUSHING, HARVEY WILLIAMS. 1869-1939.
The Pituitary Body and its Disorders. Clinical States Produced by Disorders of the Hypothysis Cerebri. Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company, [1912]. x, 341 pp. 319 illustrations, one folding plate, reinforced at verso. 8vo (240 x 143 mm). Modern red cloth, gilt lettered spine. Ex-libris ink stamped on content page and top edge, internally clean, light wear to head of spine.

First edition of the work that brought Cushing, considered by many to be the greatest neurosurgeon of the 20th century, instant recognition early in his career. Cushing “added much to our knowledge of the pituitary body and its disorders. The above work includes a description of his own method of operating on the pituitary” (Garrison & Morton, 1161, 3896).
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