History in the making: the AANS celebrates its Diamond Jubilee

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The 75th anniversary of the founding of the organization that has become the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is an opportune time to reflect on the evolution of the field of neurological surgery as well as the evolution of the Association.

The Harvey Cushing Society, named for the founder of American neurosurgery and one of the world's great neurosurgeons, was organized as a club by a small number of like-minded surgeons. These valiant and indomitable individuals came together to develop a new specialty of medicine in the face of inhospitable, nearly insurmountable odds. None of them could envision the

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