Harvey Cushing Lantern Slide Collection, 1917-1919. WAM 21244.075-099

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Title

Harvey Cushing Lantern Slide Collection, 1917-1919. WAM 21244.075-099

Subject

Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939
World War, 1914-1918
Harvard U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 5

Description


Cushing (Harvard, M.D. 1895) was Mosely Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and surgeon-in-chief at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Mass. from 1912 to 1932, when he became Sterling Professor at Yale Medical School until retirement in 1936. He developed refined techniques of operating during his military experiences with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, where he served as senior consultant for all neurological wounds. His contributions to medical literature were prodigious and include extensive study of pituitary dysfunction, intracranial tumors, meningiomas, and the invention of techniques to improve brain surgery, such as the pneumatic cranial tourniquet and, with Bovie in 1926, an electrosurgical unit for cutting and coagulating tissue. Cushing also wrote biographies of Osler and Vesalius. His reputation as a surgeon and a teacher was international.

This collection is comprised of one box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Collection Items

Graveyard
From a box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Soldiers around a grave
From a box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Loaded wagons in front of a church
From a box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Four men pose in front of brick building
From a box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Landscape view of military camp
From a box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Five men in camp
From a box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Car in a ditch, surrounded by bystanders
From a box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Stretcher carried into a building from the sidewalk
From a box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Stacking stretchers for storage
From a box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Men carry stretcher from brick building
From a box of 25 lantern slides from Harvey Cushing's service with U. S. Army Base Hospital, number 5. Made by Weeke's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.
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