1869 - 1939 (70 years)
Has 2 ancestors and 22 descendants in this family tree.
||Harvey Cushing |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||8 Apr 1869
||Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH
||7 Oct 1939
||Milford, NH, CT
||31 Mar 2002 |
- 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.