Harvey Cushing


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Noun1.Harvey Cushing - United States neurologist noted for his study of the brain and pituitary gland and who identified Cushing's syndrome (1869-1939)Harvey Cushing - United States neurologist noted for his study of the brain and pituitary gland and who identified Cushing's syndrome (1869-1939)
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Initially described in earlier part of the 20th century by surgeon Harvey Cushing, Cushing syndrome is a complex endocrine disorder characterized by excess levels of serum cortisol.1,2 It can occur secondary to multiple etiologies broadly classified as exogenous (iatrogenic) or endogenous (spontaneous).3 Endogenous Cushing Syndrome may occur secondary to primary adrenal hyper function however the most common etiology is the elevated ACTH levels which leads to adrenal hyper function and increased serum cortisol levels.4,5 Most common source of elevated ACTH levels is the pituitary adenoma in which case the complex is labeled as Cushing disease while in approximately 20% cases the source of elevated ACTH is ectopic.
"A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world." aCo Harvey Cushing
Henry Barton Jacobs (1858-1939) prompted this study: 1) Jacobs was among the three "latchkeyers" who lived next door to the Oslers (1); 2) Harvey Cushing relied heavily on Osler's letters to Jacobs for the second volume of The Life of Sir William Osler (2, 3); and 3) the Oslers and Jacobses often vacationed together (4).
Cushing's syndrome was named after Harvey Cushing who described it in 1912.
Harvey Cushing fallecio secundario a un infarto agudo del miocardio.
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.
This phenomenon was first described in 1901 by Harvey Cushing, the founder of neurosurgery in America.
Englund first educates the reader on McCrea's importance as the drafter of the famous World War I poem In Flanders Fields, and then provides a moving image of the funeral via the words of Harvey Cushing, the American doctor, that describe battle guns fired coincidentally as McCrea is lowered into the ground.
Named after Harvey Cushing, a US doctor, who first described it in 1932
Harvey Cushing was born in Cleveland Ohio, USA in 1869, preceded by three generations of doctors.
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.