Cushing, Harvey William (1869–1939)
US surgeon who pioneered many modern neurosurgical techniques and investigated
the functions of the pituitary gland.
In 1932 he first described the condition produced by over-secretion of adrenal
hormones that is now known as Cushing's
syndrome. This rare syndrome is characterized by weight-gain in the
face and trunk, high blood pressure, excessive growth of facial and body
hair, demineralization of bone, and diabetes-like effects.
SURGEONS, AND ANATOMISTS