Harvey Cushing

(Harvey Williams Cushing)

Harvey Cushing
Harvey Cushing
  • Born: April 8, 1869
  • Died: October 7, 1939
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Surgeon; Neurosurgeon

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Harvey Williams Cushing was an American neurosurgeon, pathologist, writer and draftsman. A pioneer of brain surgery, he was the first exclusive neurosurgeon and the first person to describe Cushing's disease. He wrote a biography of William Osler in three volumes. Together with Ernest Sachs, he is known as the Father of Neurosurgery.

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