Harvey Williams Cushing Biography

Harvey Williams Cushing
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Birthday: April 8, 1869

Died At Age: 70

Sun Sign: Aries

Also Known As: Harvey Cushing

Born Country: United States

Born in: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Famous as: Neurosurgeon

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Died on: October 7, 1939

place of death: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

U.S. State: Ohio

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Who was Harvey Williams Cushing?

Dr. Harvey Cushing was given the title of the father of modern neurological surgery as he earned a worldwide reputation in this field, bringing about bold and novel surgical innovations in the field of medicine and surgery. Descending from a long line of medical practitioners, Cushing was always expected to get into a similar field. Many of the tools, techniques and procedures used in the operation theater today are the ones that were developed by Harvey Cushing in the early 19th century. He defied all medical traditions and took control of the most important, functioning system in the human body; the Central Nervous System. He discovered the deadly Cushing’s disease and was also rewarded for his efforts and contribution to surgery and science. The Harvey Cushing Society, a first-of-its-kind, neurosurgical association was set up in honor of the prominent neurosurgeon. With his expertise, innovations and discoveries, Harvey Cushing made Neurology and Neurosurgery one of the most important divisions in medicine all over the world.

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