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Harvey Cushing Correspondence 1930-1939
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Biography

Biographical Note

Harvey Cushing, 1869-1939, is considered a pioneer in neurosurgery. From 1910 to 1932 he was Mosley professor at Harvard, surgeon-in-chief at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. After his retirement, Cushing served at Yale as Sterling Professor of Neurology from 1933-1937 and also was made Director of Studies in the History of Medicine. The Yale Library of Medicine was established in 1941 largely as a result of his efforts. Cushing was also a medical historian. He wrote a notable biography of his friend, William Osler.