National Cushing's Syndrome Awareness Day occurs on April 8 because it is the birthday of Harvey Cushing
(1869-1939), the American physician, surgeon and endocrinologist who discovered and reported the disease in 1932.
Cushing's syndrome was named after Harvey Cushing
who described it in 1912.
Named after the famous neurosurgeon, Harvey Cushing
, who first discovered it, the condition occurs when the adrenal glands produce too much steroid hormone, called cortisol.
Named after Harvey Cushing
, a US doctor, who first described it in 1932
The man turned around and the student recognized Harvey Cushing
Pro: Michael Bliss, Canada's leading medical historian, is the author of The Discovery of Insulin and biographies of Frederick Banting, William Osler, and Harvey Cushing
But it was only partly a joke, for his first love remained medical history, producing in two decades extensive studies of the discovery of insulin as well as the story of the Montreal smallpox epidemic, and internationally acclaimed biographies of Frederick Banting, William Osler and Harvey Cushing
, as well as a shorter overview on The Making of Modern Medicine.
What Harvey Cushing
said in the 19th century--"Three-fifths of the practice of medicine depends on common sense, knowledge of people and of human reactions"--is still true in the high-tech 21st century.
The American surgeon, Harvey Cushing
, witnessed a demonstration of the Riva-Rocci cuff in Italy and bought one back to the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore (4).