Papers relating to the pituitary body, hypothalamus and parasympathetic nervous system

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London: Baillière, Tindall & Cox, 1932. Cushing, Harvey (1879-1939). Papers relating to the pituitary body, hypothalamus and parasympathetic nervous system. vii, 234pp. Two color plates, text illustrations. London: Baillière, Tindall & Cox, 1932. 252 x 168 mm. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine, blind-stamped front cover, some soiling and edgewear, small paper label on front cover, a bit shaken. Minor finger-soiling, but a good copy. Stamp and withdrawal stamp of the British Medical Association Library. First Edition, British issue with cancel title. Contains Cushing's four major contributions on pituitary-hypothalamic interrelationships: 1) his Lister lecture on "Neurohypophysial mechanisms from a clinical standpoint"; 2) his series of eight notes on "Posterior pituitary hormomes and the parasympathetic nervous system"; 3) a reprint of Cushing's original description of "Cushing's syndrome"; and 4) his Balfour lecture on "Peptic ulcer and the interbrain," in which he suggested that the hypothalamus was responsible for the development of peptic ulcer. 1,775 copies of this work were issued, 156 with cancel titles bearing the London imprint. Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing 21. Garrison-Morton 3552.


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