Harvey Williams was born in Cleveland, Ohio back in 1869 to Henry and Elizabeth. He attended the Cleveland Manual Training School. He earned is A.B. in 1891 from Yale moving on to Harvard Medical School earning his medical degree in 1895. After completing his residency, he began private practice in Baltimore.
At 32, he was an associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In1911, he was surgeon-in-chief at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. In 1917, he was commissioned a major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps attached to the British Expeditionary Force in France. In 1919, after his discharge he wrote a Pulitzer prize-winning biography, Life of Sir William Osler.
He died in 1939, he was 70.
What you may not know about Harvey Williams Cushing is that he was the first exclusive neurosurgeon and the first person to describe Cushing’s disease. He also developed the basic surgical techniques for operating on the brain. Most of those techniques are still in use to this day. Now you know the person behind the discovery of Cushing’s disease.
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