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March 27, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(13):964-965. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670390044024

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Functions of Region About Infundibulum and Tuber  Cinereum, and Its Relation to Pituitary Body Gustave Roussy, to whom we are indebted, along with Camus, for important researches on the functions of the infundibulotuberal region, contributes an excellent article on the subject in a recent number of the Annales de médecine. Pierre Marie was the first (in describing acromegaly) to call attention to the rôle of the pituitary body. The history of the gland may be divided into two main periods: First, the physiologic importance of the pituitary body was established experimentally by Harvey Cushing, Bield and Marañon. Since the researches of those authors, we speak of syndromes of the anterior lobe and syndromes of the posterior lobe, and the hypophysis has occupied a place of first rank in the physiology of the endocrine glands. Second, beginning in 1911 with the researches of Aschner, Camus and Roussy, there has been a

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