Harvey Cushing was an influential American neurosurgeon and a pioneer of brain surgery. He is often referred to as the 'father of modern neurosurgery.' Born on April 8, 1869, Cushing made significant contributions to the understanding of brain tumors and developed new surgical techniques. He was also the first to describe Cushing's disease, a disorder caused by a pituitary gland tumor. His work earned him a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Sir William Osler. Harvey Cushing passed away on October 7, 1939.
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This biography explores the life and career of Sir William Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Detailing his contributions to the medical field, the book highlights Osler's innovative teaching methods, his advocacy for a strong doctor-patient relationship, and his belief in lifelong learning for medical professionals. The biography also delves into Osler's personal life, his upbringing, education, and the influence he had on modern medicine.