Some of Harvey Cushing's Contributions to Neurological Surgery

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  • 1.

    Bailey, P., and & Cushing, H. A classification of the tumors of the glioma group on a histogenetic basis with a correlated study of prognosis. Philadelphia, London & Montreal: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1926, 175 pp. Bailey, P., and Cushing, H. A classification of the tumors of the glioma group on a histogenetic basis with a correlated study of prognosis. Philadelphia, London & Montreal: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1926, 175 pp.

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  • 2.

    Cushing, H. A method of total extirpation of the Gasserian ganglion for trigeminal neuralgia. By a route through the temporal fossa and beneath the middle meningeal artery. J. Amer. med. Ass., 1900, 34: 10351041.Cushing, H. A method of total extirpation of the Gasserian ganglion for trigeminal neuralgia. By a route through the temporal fossa and beneath the middle meningeal artery. J. Amer. med. Ass., 1900, 34: 1035–1041.

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  • 3.

    Cushing, H. Concerning a definite regulatory mechanism of the vaso-motor centre which controls blood pressure during cerebral compression. Johns Hopk. Hosp. Bull., 1901, 12: 290292.Cushing, H. Concerning a definite regulatory mechanism of the vaso-motor centre which controls blood pressure during cerebral compression. Johns Hopk. Hosp. Bull., 1901, 12: 290–292.

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  • 4.

    Cushing, H. On routine determinations of arterial tension in operating room and clinic. Boston med. surg. J., 1903, 148: 250256.Cushing, H. On routine determinations of arterial tension in operating room and clinic. Boston med. surg. J., 1903, 148: 250–256.

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  • 5.

    Cushing, H. Pneumatic tourniquets: with especial reference to their use in craniotomies. Med. News, N. Y., 1904, 84: 577580.Cushing, H. Pneumatic tourniquets: with especial reference to their use in craniotomies. Med. News, N. Y., 1904, 84: 577–580.

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  • 6.

    Cushing, H. The special field of neurological surgery. Cleveland med. J., 1905, 4: 125. Also: Johns Hopk. Hosp. Bull., 1905, 16: 77–87. Cushing, H. The special field of neurological surgery. Cleveland med. J., 1905, 4: 1–25. Also: Johns Hopk. Hosp. Bull., 1905, 16: 77–87.

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  • 7.

    Cushing, H. Concerning surgical intervention for the intracranial hemorrhages of the new-born. Amer. J. med. Sci., 1905, n.s. 130: 563581.Cushing, H. Concerning surgical intervention for the intracranial hemorrhages of the new-born. Amer. J. med. Sci., 1905, n.s. 130: 563–581.

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  • 8.

    Cushing, H. The establishment of cerebral hernia as a decompressive measure for inaccessible brain tumors; with the description of intermuscular methods of making the bone defect in temporal and occipital regions. Surg. Gynec. Obstet., 1905, 1: 297314.Cushing, H. The establishment of cerebral hernia as a decompressive measure for inaccessible brain tumors; with the description of intermuscular methods of making the bone defect in temporal and occipital regions. Surg. Gynec. Obstet., 1905, 1: 297–314.

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  • 9.

    Cushing, H. Technical methods of performing certain cranial operations. Interst. med. J., 1908, 15: 171187.Cushing, H. Technical methods of performing certain cranial operations. Interst. med. J., 1908, 15: 171–187.

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  • 10.

    Cushing, H. Surgery of the head. In: Surgery, its principles and practice. W. W. Keen, Ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1908, 3: 17276.Cushing, H. Surgery of the head. In: Surgery, its principles and practice. W. W. Keen, Ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1908, 3: 17–276.

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  • 11.

    Cushing, H. Some principles of cerebral surgery. J. Amer. med. Ass., 1909, 52: 184192.Cushing, H. Some principles of cerebral surgery. J. Amer. med. Ass., 1909, 52: 184–192.

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  • 12.

    Cushing, H. A method of combining exploration and decompression for cerebral tumors which prove to be inoperable. Trans. Amer. surg. Ass., 1909, 27: 565572. Also: Surg. Gynec. Obstet., 1909, 9: 1–15. Cushing, H. A method of combining exploration and decompression for cerebral tumors which prove to be inoperable. Trans. Amer. surg. Ass., 1909, 27: 565–572. Also: Surg. Gynec. Obstet., 1909, 9: 1–15.

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  • 13.

    Cushing, H. Cases of cerebellar tumor, with the statistics of thirty operations. Interst. med. J., 1909, 16: 607613.Cushing, H. Cases of cerebellar tumor, with the statistics of thirty operations. Interst. med. J., 1909, 16: 607–613.

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    Cushing, H. Recent observations on tumours of the brain and their surgical treatment. Lancet, 1910, 1: 9094.Cushing, H. Recent observations on tumours of the brain and their surgical treatment. Lancet, 1910, 1: 90–94.

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    Cushing, H. The special field of neurological surgery: five years later. Johns Hopk. Hosp. Bull., 1910, 21: 325339. Also: Cleveland med. J., 1910, 9: 827–863. Cushing, H. The special field of neurological surgery: five years later. Johns Hopk. Hosp. Bull., 1910, 21: 325–339. Also: Cleveland med. J., 1910, 9: 827–863.

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  • 16.

    Cushing, H. The control of bleeding in operations for brain tumors. With the description of silver “clips” for the occlusion of vessels inaccessible to the ligature. Ann. Surg., 1911, 54: 119. Also: Trans. Amer. surg. Ass., 1911, 29: 389–410. Cushing, H. The control of bleeding in operations for brain tumors. With the description of silver “clips” for the occlusion of vessels inaccessible to the ligature. Ann. Surg., 1911, 54: 1–19. Also: Trans. Amer. surg. Ass., 1911, 29: 389–410.

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  • 17.

    Cushing, H. The pituitary body and its disorders. Clinical states produced by disorders of the hypophysis cerebri. An amplification of the Harvey Lecture for December, 1910. Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1912, 341 pp. Cushing, H. The pituitary body and its disorders. Clinical states produced by disorders of the hypophysis cerebri. An amplification of the Harvey Lecture for December, 1910. Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1912, 341 pp.

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  • 18.

    Cushing, H. Concerning the results of operations for brain tumor. J. Amer. med. Ass., 1915, 64: 189195.Cushing, H. Concerning the results of operations for brain tumor. J. Amer. med. Ass., 1915, 64: 189–195.

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  • 19.

    Cushing, H. Tumors of the nervus acusticus and the syndrome of the cerebellopontile angle. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Co., 1917, 296 pp. Cushing, H. Tumors of the nervus acusticus and the syndrome of the cerebellopontile angle. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Co., 1917, 296 pp.

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  • 20.

    Cushing, H. Notes on penetrating wounds of the brain. Brit. med. J., 1918, 1: 221226.Cushing, H. Notes on penetrating wounds of the brain. Brit. med. J., 1918, 1: 221–226.

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  • 21.

    Cushing, H. A study of a series of wounds involving the brain and its enveloping structures. Brit. J. Surg., 1918, 5: 558684.Cushing, H. A study of a series of wounds involving the brain and its enveloping structures. Brit. J. Surg., 1918, 5: 558–684.

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  • 22.

    Cushing, H. The major trigeminal neuralgias and their surgical treatment based on experiences with 332 Gasserian operations. First paper. The varieties of facial neuralgia. Amer. J. med. Sci., 1920, 160: 157184.Cushing, H. The major trigeminal neuralgias and their surgical treatment based on experiences with 332 Gasserian operations. First paper. The varieties of facial neuralgia. Amer. J. med. Sci., 1920, 160: 157–184.

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  • 23.

    Cushing, H. The meningiomas (dural endotheliomas): their source, and favoured seats of origin. Brain, 1922, 45: 282316. Also: West London med. J., 1922, 27: 109–143. Cushing, H. The meningiomas (dural endotheliomas): their source, and favoured seats of origin. Brain, 1922, 45: 282–316. Also: West London med. J., 1922, 27: 109–143.

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  • 24.

    Cushing, H. The meningiomas arising from the olfactory groove and their removal by the aid of electro-surgery. Glasgow: Jackson, Wylie & Co., Publishers to the University, 1927, 53 pp. Also (in part): Lancet, 1927, 1: 1329–1339.Cushing, H. The meningiomas arising from the olfactory groove and their removal by the aid of electro-surgery. Glasgow: Jackson, Wylie & Co., Publishers to the University, 1927, 53 pp. Also (in part): Lancet, 1927, 1: 1329–1339.

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  • 25.

    Cushing, H. Electro-surgery as an aid to the removal of intracranial tumors. With a preliminary note on a new surgical-current generator by W. T. Bovie, Ph.D., Chicago. Surg. Gynec. Obstet., 1928, 47: 751784.Cushing, H. Electro-surgery as an aid to the removal of intracranial tumors. With a preliminary note on a new surgical-current generator by W. T. Bovie, Ph.D., Chicago. Surg. Gynec. Obstet., 1928, 47: 751–784.

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  • 26.

    Cushing, H. Experiences with the cerebellar astrocytomas. A critical review of seventy-six cases. Surg. Gynec. Obstet., 1931, 52: 129204.Cushing, H. Experiences with the cerebellar astrocytomas. A critical review of seventy-six cases. Surg. Gynec. Obstet., 1931, 52: 129–204.

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  • 27.

    Cushing, H. The surgical mortality percentages pertaining to a series of two thousand verified intracranial tumors. Standards of computation. Trans. Amer. neurol. Ass., 1931, 456463. Also: Arch. Neurol. Psychiat., Chicago, 1932, 27: 1273–1280. Cushing, H. The surgical mortality percentages pertaining to a series of two thousand verified intracranial tumors. Standards of computation. Trans. Amer. neurol. Ass., 1931, 456–463. Also: Arch. Neurol. Psychiat., Chicago, 1932, 27: 1273–1280.

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  • 28.

    Cushing, H. Intracranial tumours. Notes upon a series of two thousand verified cases with surgical-mortality percentages pertaining thereto. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, 1932, 150 pp. Cushing, H. Intracranial tumours. Notes upon a series of two thousand verified cases with surgical-mortality percentages pertaining thereto. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, 1932, 150 pp.

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  • 29.

    Cushing, H., and & Eisenhardt, L. Meningiomas arising from the tuberculum sellae: with the syndrome of primary optic atrophy and bitemporal field defects combined with a normal sella turcica in a middle-aged person. Trans. Sect. Ophthal. Amer. med. Ass., 1928, 322408. Also: Arch. Ophthal., Chicago, 1929, 1: 1–41; 168–205. Cushing, H., and Eisenhardt, L. Meningiomas arising from the tuberculum sellae: with the syndrome of primary optic atrophy and bitemporal field defects combined with a normal sella turcica in a middle-aged person. Trans. Sect. Ophthal. Amer. med. Ass., 1928, 322–408. Also: Arch. Ophthal., Chicago, 1929, 1: 1–41; 168–205.

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  • 30.

    Cushing, H., and & Eisenhardt, L. Meningiomas. Their classification, regional behaviour, life history, and surgical end results. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, 1938, 785 pp. Cushing, H., and Eisenhardt, L. Meningiomas. Their classification, regional behaviour, life history, and surgical end results. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, 1938, 785 pp.

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  • 31.

    Henderson, W. R. The pituitary adenomata. A follow-up study of the surgical results in 338 cases (Dr. Harvey Cushing's series). Brit. J. Surg., 1939, 26: 811921.Henderson, W. R. The pituitary adenomata. A follow-up study of the surgical results in 338 cases (Dr. Harvey Cushing's series). Brit. J. Surg., 1939, 26: 811–921.

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  • 32.

    Horsley, V. On the technique of operations on the central nervous system. Brit. med. J., 1906, 2: 411423.Horsley, V. On the technique of operations on the central nervous system. Brit. med. J., 1906, 2: 411–423.

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  • 33.

    Sänger, A. Ueber die Palliativoperation des Schädels bei inoperablen Hirntumoren. Verh. dtsch. Ges. Chir., 1902, 31: 158162.Sänger, A. Ueber die Palliativoperation des Schädels bei inoperablen Hirntumoren. Verh. dtsch. Ges. Chir., 1902, 31: 158–162.

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  • 34.

    Spiller, W. G., and & Frazier, C. H. The division of the sensory root of the trigeminus for the relief of tic douloureaux. Univ. Pa. med. Bull., 1901, 14: 341352.Spiller, W. G., and Frazier, C. H. The division of the sensory root of the trigeminus for the relief of tic douloureaux. Univ. Pa. med. Bull., 1901, 14: 341–352.

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