Harvey Cushing: a historical vignette

Kutz, Scott; O'Leary, J. Patrick; Kutz, S; O'Leary, J P
August 2000
American Surgeon;Aug2000, Vol. 66 Issue 8, p801
Academic Journal
journal article
Pays tribute to neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing who died on October 7, 1939. Personal background; Contribution to medicine; Influence of William Osler on Cushing.


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