Neurosurgerys Man of the Century: Harvey Cushing-The Man and His Legacy

Neurosurgerys Man of the Century: Harvey Cushing-The Man and His Legacy AbstractTHERE IS OVERWHELMING consensus that Harvey Cushing represents the neurosurgeon of the century, at least for the first half of the 20th century. This article explores a variety of factors that led to his preeminent position in the specialty of neurological surgery. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Neurosurgery Oxford University Press

Neurosurgerys Man of the Century: Harvey Cushing-The Man and His Legacy

Neurosurgerys Man of the Century: Harvey Cushing-The Man and His Legacy

L E G A C I E S N e u r o s u r g e r y s Man of the Century: Harvey Cushing— The Man and His Legacy E d w a r d R . L a w s , J r . , M . D . Departments o f M e d ic in e and N eurological Surgery, University of V irginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, V irginia THERE IS O V ER W H ELM IN G consensus that Harvey Cushing represents the neurosurgeon of the century, at least for the first half of the 20th century. This article explores a variety of factors that led to his preeminent position in the specialty of neurological surgery. ( N e u r o s u r g e r y 4 5 : 9 7 7 - 9 8 2 , 1 9 9 9 ) Keywords: Harvey Cushing, History of neurosurgery arvey Cushing b e ca m e the focal point of n eu ro su r­ a m ediocre student at Yale until he discovered the joys of gery's evolution in the first half of the 20th century. physiological chem istry and he b ecam e a star pupil of Dr. This essay is an attem p t to u n d erstan d w h y and how Russell Chittenden. This experience cam e at an opp ortu n e Dr. Cushing accomplished w h at he did and to provide some time and w as instrum ental in p roviding him the n ecessary insights into this great pioneer of n eu rosu rgical investigation background for acceptance to H arvard M edical School and I ind practice for those of us w h o have follow ed in his subsequently an internship at the M assachu setts G eneral footsteps. Hospital. It w as clear to m any of the faculty that C u sh in g w as an unusually bright and p rom ising you ng man. Dr. W.T. C ou n cilm an took C u shing under his w ing and encouraged b a c k g r o u n d him in various endeavors. Dr. C u shing w ent to Baltim ore to begin a surgery residency under Halsted, w h o b ecam e one of Cushing s career evolved from a variety of strong traditions his most im portant m entors and the individual w ho m ost 43), including his family and its traditions. H arvey C ushing influenced his surgical technique and his ability to operate Aas the youngest of...
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Congress of Neurological Surgeons
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AbstractTHERE IS OVERWHELMING consensus that Harvey Cushing represents the neurosurgeon of the century, at least for the first half of the 20th century. This article explores a variety of factors that led to his preeminent position in the specialty of neurological surgery.

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NeurosurgeryOxford University Press

Published: Nov 1, 1999

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