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Written by Neville Dastur   
Saturday, 12 March 2005 23:23
  • Name: Harvey Williams Cushing
  • Dates: 1869-1939
  • Nationality: American
  • Place of Birth: USA
  • Last Post: Professor of Surgery at Harvard
  • Claim to fame: Cushings Disease

Educated at Yale, Harvard and the John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore USA.
Cushing was William Halsteds apprentice and a colleague and pupil of William Osler. In addition he was an accomplished artist who illustrated his own reports and papers. Two important papers; The Pituitary body and its disorders (1912) and, the study of 2000 intracranial tumours in 1932. Cushing confirmed his hypothesis that a tumour of the anterior pituitary gland caused hyperadrenocorticalism.

He was avid collector of historical medical books and won the Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Sir William Osler.


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