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    Harvey Cushing Typed Letter Signed. One page, 8.5" x 11" (sight), New Haven, Connecticut; January 4, 1935. Addressed to a Dr. Elmer L. Sevringhaus on New Haven Hospital stationery. In it, he agrees to sign a photograph for Sevringhaus and then confers about a medical diagnosis. It reads in part: "...I am greatly interested in what you have to say about a possible case of pituitary basophilism. You do not describe the case in detail and from what information you give I am a little dubious about the syndrome in view of the patient's age, absence of plethora and abdominal striations, and so on..." Matted and framed with an image of Cushing and a placard to an overall size of 25" x 20.5". Not examined outside of the frame.

    Dr. Harvey Cushing (1869-1939) was an American surgeon who is considered the father of neurosurgery. Many of the techniques he developed for surgery on the brain are still considered standard practice. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and began working at John Hopkins Hospital under the renowned Dr. William S. Halsted before becoming a Professor of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine. In 1912 he became the first to describe what was later named Cushing's Disease.

    Condition: Letter is lightly toned with minute foxing. Frame is rubbed with minor chipping.


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    May, 2021
    19th Wednesday
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