Philadelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott Company 1912. First Edition. x, 341 pages. Publisher's red cloth gilt. Lower corner tips bumped, some smudging to the cloth from handling. Stamp of David Cheever, M. D. (Boston, MA) on front flyleaf. Frontis foxed, several places where book lays flat from reading - still sound, but a reading copy. 319 illustrations, most black and white. First issue of the first edition. Good. Cloth. 
"The first clinical monograph on the hypophysis. Cushing, an outstanding neurological surgeon of the present century, added much to our knowledge of the pituitary body and its disorders. [This] work includes a description of his own method of operating on the pituitary. He assumed that in diabetes insipidus the pituitary was involved." Garrison/Morton
"Harvey Cushing, born in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at Harvard and Yale, taught successively at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard, and Yale, becoming the world's leading neurological surgeon. His productivity was enormous - in surgery, in research, and in publication. In addition, he was a distinguished collector of medical books which he bequeathed to Yale.
The physiology of the hypothysis, its diseases, and their treatment, were early and life-long interests of Cushing. His studies of this subject, as of almost anything he touched, were exhaustive, and the textual matter, case histories, and illustrations in this pioneering work have scarcely been improved upon to this day. This book is an amplification of the Harvey Lecture of December, 1910." (Heirs of Hippocrates)
Heirs of Hippocrates #1160 (#2269 in the online catalog). Garrison & Morton 5th edition 3896 (also referencing 1161, 4893.1 on the same topic).