Legacy of Harvey Cushing: Profiles of Patient Care

Legacy of Harvey Cushing: Profiles of Patient Care

by Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol (Editor), Dennis D. Spencer (Editor)
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Derived from Harvey Cushing's remarkable personal collection in the Brain Tumor Registry, this book presents a stunning historical account of Cushing's surgical cases and research from 1905 to 1930. It features 800 of Cushings surgical drawings and photographs of patients and tumor specimens. Preserved untouched for sixty years in the Yale University Library, the images provide the earliest catalog of neurological and neuropathological disease and reveal the techniques employed by the founder of modern neurosurgery. The editors have carefully integrated these high-quality photographs and illustrations into a compelling narrative constructed from patients' hospital records and Cushings meticulous notes at preoperative and postoperative stages of management. Discharge notes, letters from the family of patients, photographs of patients years after surgery, and death reports further humanize each clinical case and speak to Cushing's lasting dedication to his patients.

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Publication date
May 30, 2007
Publisher
Page count
586
ISBN
9781604066319
Paper ISBN
9781588903891