Harvey  Cushing

Harvey Cushing

Male 1869 - 1939  (70 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 22 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Harvey Cushing 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 8 Apr 1869  Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Oct 1939  New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I372576  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2002 

    Father Henry Kirke Cushing,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Betsey Maria Williams,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F147618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katharine Stone Crowell 
    Married 1902 
    Children 
     1. Betsey Cushing,   b. 18 May 1908, Baltimore Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1998  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Babe Cushing,   b. 1915,   d. 1978  (Age 63 years)
     3. Mary Benedict Cushing,   b. 1905,   d. 1978  (Age 73 years)
     4. William Harvey Cushing,   d. 1926
     5. Henry Kirke Cushing
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His primary and secondary education was in Cleveland. He received his A.B. at Yale University in 1891, and his M.A., M.D., at Harvard University in 1895. He died on October 7, 1939 in New Haven, Connecticut.
      Harvey Cushing began his career at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1895-96. He moved to Baltimore to work at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he stayed for 15 years, mostly at the Faculty of Surgery. In 1912, he returned to Harvard as Professor of Surgery and also worked at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (1913-1932). In 1933, he became Professor of Neurology at Yale, a position he held until 1937. Considered a pioneer of Neurosurgery, he made several fundamental discoveries about the pituitary gland. Bibliophile and an earnest collector of books, he published many essays and other literary works, among them the 1926 Pulitzer prize-winning biography of William Osler.

      The Cushing family on the paternal side
      originated from Gravesend, England. Matthew Cushing, a deacon, emigrated to Boston in 1638. His great
      grandfather David (1768-1814) was country doctor, his grandfather Erastus (1802-1893) was also a general
      practitioner. His father, a stern puritanical doctor, combined a large practice with the professorship of midwifery,
      diseases of women, and medical jurisprudence at Cleveland Medical College and was also for many years a
      trustee of Case Western Reserve University.


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