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Harvey Cushing
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Harvey Cushing in 1938
Born
Harvey Williams Cushing

(1869-04-08)April 8, 1869
Cleveland, Ohio, US
Died October 7, 1939(1939-10-07) (aged 70)
New Haven, Connecticut, US
Education
Occupation Surgeon; neurosurgeon
Years active 1895–1935
Known for
  • Pioneering brain surgery
  • Cushing's syndrome
Children 5, including
Awards
  • Cameron Prize for Therapeutics of the University of Edinburgh (1924)
  • Pulitzer Prize (1926)

Harvey Williams Cushing (April 8, 1869 – October 7, 1939) 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.

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