Harvey Williams Cushing

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Harvey Williams Cushing


Born
in Cleveland, Ohio, The United States
April 08, 1869

Died
October 07, 1939

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Harvey Williams Cushing (April 8, 1869 – October 7, 1939) was an American neurosurgeon. A pioneer of brain surgery, he was the first person to describe Cushing's syndrome. He is often called the "father of modern neurosurgery."

In the beginning of the 20th century he developed many of the basic surgical techniques for operating on the brain. This established him as one of the foremost leaders and experts in the field. Under his influence neurosurgery became a new and autonomous surgical discipline.

He considerably improved the survival of patients after difficult brain operations for intracranial tumors.

He used x-rays to diagnose brain tumors.

He used electrical stimuli for study of the human sensory cortex.

He played a pivotal role in developm
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The Life Of Sir William Osl...

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William Osler, the Man

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“A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more than even the whole man—he must view the man in his world.”
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“There is only one ultimate and effectual preventative for the maladies to which flesh is heir, and that is death.”
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