March 1933

Pituitary Body, Hypothalamus, and Parasympathetic Nervous System.

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By Harvey Cushing, Professor of Surgery (Emeritus), Harvard University, and recently Surgeon-in-Chief, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. Price, $5. Pp. 234, illustrated, indexed. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1932.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;51(3):483-484. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00150220158012

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This latest book of Dr. Cushing's has been available before in sections, for it comprises the papers that were the foundation for four lectures on related subjects: The Lister Memorial Lecture given before the Royal College of Surgeons of England on July 9, 1930; the William Henry Welch Lecture given at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, on April 30, 1931; the Alpha Omega Alpha Lecture given at Yale University, on Feb. 24, 1932, and the Balfour Lecture given at the University of Toronto on Lister Day, April 8, 1931. Each paper presents an aspect, clinical or experimental, bearing on the function and interdependence of the pituitary body, hypothalamus and parasympathetic nervous system, and provides in itself ample fact for new clinical concept and for imaginative rumination.

Left separate, the papers may lose some force because only one facet of the question is touched on in each of them. Brought together,

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