Harvey Cushing

1869 - 1939

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Harvey Williams Cushing (April 8, 1869 – October 7, 1939) was an American neurosurgeon, pathologist, writer, and draftsman. A pioneer of brain surgery, he was the first exclusive neurosurgeon and the first person to describe Cushing's disease. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harvey Cushing has received more than 449,144 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Harvey Cushing is the 287th most popular physician (down from 281st in 2019), the 2,682nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,530th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Physician.

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Among physicians, Harvey Cushing ranks 287 out of 502Before him are Rembert Dodoens, Claus Schilling, Vincenz Priessnitz, William Osler, Jean-Baptiste Denys, and Eugene Botkin. After him are Michael DeBakey, Leon Pinsker, May-Britt Moser, Sun Simiao, Hakaru Hashimoto, and Andrew Taylor Still.

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Among people born in 1869, Harvey Cushing ranks 69Before him are Algernon Blackwood, Julius Dorpmüller, Hans Poelzig, Stanisław Wojciechowski, Otto Nordenskjöld, and Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din. After him are Richard Abegg, Prince Baudouin of Belgium, Michael von Faulhaber, Nicolae Paulescu, Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, and Arthur Rostron. Among people deceased in 1939, Harvey Cushing ranks 54Before him are Armand Călinescu, Carl Laemmle, Edvard Westermarck, Masabumi Hosono, Louis Trousselier, and Isaak Brodsky. After him are Oscar Milosz, Havelock Ellis, Archibald Leitch, Johann Strauss III, Yevgeny Miller, and Evald Aav.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harvey Cushing ranks 2,682 out of 18,182Before him are Frank Miller (1957), Julie Newmar (1933), Cicely Tyson (1924), Mangas Coloradas (1792), Carolyn Jones (1930), and Christian Slater (1969). After him are William Atherton (1947), Drew Barrymore (1975), Joan Jett (1958), Lionel Hampton (1908), Gertrude Ederle (1905), and Amber Heard (1986).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Harvey Cushing ranks 32Before him are Jack Kevorkian (1928), John O'Keefe (1939), Robert Lefkowitz (1943), Peter Agre (1949), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), and David Julius (1955). After him are Michael DeBakey (1908), Andrew Taylor Still (1828), Helen B. Taussig (1898), Charles Best (1899), Randy Schekman (1948), and George Huntington (1850).