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Case 1784 — Hank

Case 1784 — Hank

Episode 1 By 1914, when the drama here played out for real, Harvey Cushing had already done a great deal of work on the pituitary gland and its functions. He was the first to discover it’s capacity as the ‘master gland of the body.’ Also, the fact that it controls growth. One of the more common types of pituitary tumors produces excess growth hormone. This is the cause of illness in our patient. Imagine how Hank must have suffered. Agonizing…

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