DR. HARVEY WILLIAMS CUSHING
(1869-1939)


This American born neurosurgeon is widely known as the greatest neurosurgeon of the twentieth century and his school of neurosurgery was world famous. Early in his career, Dr. Cushing authored "The Pituitary Body and its Disorders" which brought him instant recognition. His contributions to neurosurgery were numerous. He wrote effusively on brain tumors while he trained many young men and women who later became world famous. He described "Cushing’s Syndrome."He was also known as a medical historian and is recognized as the biographer of Sir William Osler.


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