Harvey Cushing as a book collector, bibliophile, and archivist: the precedence for the genesis of the Brain Tumor Registry

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Christopher J. WahlDepartment of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington;

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R. Shane TubbsDepartment of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama;

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Dennis D. SpencerDepartment of Neurosurgery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; and

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Aaron A. Cohen-GadolClarian Neuroscience Institute, Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group, and Indiana University Department of Neurosurgery, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Influenced by individuals such as his parents, Osler, and Halsted, and by his early medical student experience, Harvey Cushing developed a strong interest in collecting, especially antiquarian medical books. Even today, his collection housed at Yale University is one of the most prestigious in the world. Cushing's interest in archives is further manifested and reinforced by his establishment of the Cushing Brain Tumor Registry. The following is a review of Cushing's background not as an eminent clinician and surgeon but as an individual best described as a bibliophile, archivist, and ardent collector of medical paraphernalia.

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    American Association of Neurological Surgeons: A Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing Prepared on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday April 8, 1939 by the Harvey Cushing Society ed 3 Park Ridge, Illinois, AANS, 1993

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    Bailey P, Pepper pot. Bucy P: Neurosurgical Giants: Feet of Clay and Iron New York, Elsevier, 1985. 7289

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    Fulton JF: Harvey Cushing: a Biography Springfield, IL, Charles C Thomas, 1946

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    Fulton JF: The library of a scholar: Arnold C. Klebs. Yale Univ Lib Gaz 22:16, 1947

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    Holman E: Sir William Osler, William Stewart Halsted, Harvey Cushing: some personal reminiscences. Surgery 57:589601, 1965

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    Long DM: Harvey Cushing at John's Hopkins. Neurosurgery 45:983989, 1999

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    Modlin IM, & Shin JH: Harvey Cushing: the first guest at the Divine Banquet of the Brayne. Surgery 113:438455, 1993

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    Thomson EH: Early manifestations of bibliomania in three collectors: Harvey Cushing, Arnold Klebs, and John Fulton. J Albert Einstein Med Center 10:98107, 1962

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    Thomson EH: Harvey Cushing: Surgeon, Author, Artist New York, Henry Schuman, 1950. 48

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