Harvey Williams

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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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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - the advances in field of medicine are a daily occurence. I am not familiar with Cushing's disease. 

Aug 24, 2019 03:32 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I've never heard of Cushing's Disease.... just googled it...now I know. 

Aug 24, 2019 04:18 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Harvey was an interesting fellow I never heard of until today. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Aug 24, 2019 04:49 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Maybe some politicians should go under his brain technique!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 24, 2019 04:56 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Certainly multiple contributions to this very valuable area of medical science.

Aug 24, 2019 05:56 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

His contribution was amazing for that period in our history.

Aug 24, 2019 05:59 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What an amazing "invention" for that time in history, James. This man died too young.

Aug 24, 2019 06:32 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an incredible contribution to brain surgery.  Wishing you a great day on the links. A

Aug 24, 2019 07:15 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - now I will have to learn more about Cushings Disease.

Aug 24, 2019 07:26 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This was a terrific read and I learned a lot. TY

Aug 24, 2019 07:44 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- Larry had neurosurgery two years ago so I thank Harvey Williams Cushing for his contributions. 

Aug 24, 2019 02:58 PM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

The brain must be a wonderus membrane to explore James Dray 

Aug 24, 2019 05:00 PM #12
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Obviously a man with very steady hands James Dray 

Aug 24, 2019 06:10 PM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray

I probably would not have got the Cushing disease reference even if you used his last name. It's too early in the morning!  But I am glad to learn a little more about him. 

Aug 25, 2019 06:30 AM #14
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

He played a significant role in medicine and he did it early.

Aug 25, 2019 02:52 PM #15
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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I did not know 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."

Sep 02, 2019 08:11 PM #16
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