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Harvey Cushing – AANS History Films

Narrated by Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD, FAANS

Harvey Cushing made neurological surgery (which he named) a practical reality, reducing impossibly high mortality rates to less than 10%. He applied these same principles while serving in the US Army in Europe during World War I, voluntarily taking a 3-year leave from his comfortable life and practice in Boston. Most American neurosurgeons are the direct professional descendants of Cushing and his many trainees.

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