Harvey Cushing: A Life in Surgery by Michael Bliss

By Michael Bliss

here's the 1st biography to seem in fifty years of Harvey Cushing, an enormous of yankee drugs and surely the best determine within the heritage of mind surgery.
Drawing on new collections of intimate own and kinfolk papers, diaries and sufferer documents, Michael Bliss captures Cushing's expert and his own lifestyles in impressive aspect. Bliss paints a fascinating portrait of a guy of ambition, boundless, riding power, a fanatical paintings ethic, a penchant for self-promotion and ruthlessness, greater than a slightly of egotism and meanness, and a huge urge for food for all times. both very important, Bliss strains the increase of yank surgical procedure as obvious throughout the eyes of 1 of its pioneers. The e-book describes how Cushing, operating within the early years of the 20 th century, constructed impressive new strategies that permit surgeons open the cranium, disclose the mind, and assault tumors--all with a miles larger cost of luck than formerly recognized. certainly, Cushing made the unbelievable in surgical procedure a daily occasion, as he and his group compiled an marvelous checklist of treating greater than thousand tumors.
this is often the convinced Cushing biography, an epic narrative of excessive surgical experience, taking pictures the highs and lows of a rare life.

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