The Voices of Cushing’s Disease, Part I: Living with the Reality

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Collection of Cancerous Brains Helps Show Neurosurgery's Rise

Published: August 23, 2010

By Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., The New York Times


NEW HAVEN — Two floors below the main level of Yale's medical school library is a room full of brains. No, not the students. These brains, more than 500 of them, are in glass jars. They are part of an extraordinary collection that might never have come to light if not for a curious medical student and an encouraging and persistent doctor.

The cancerous brains were collected by Dr. Harvey Cushing, who was one of America's first neurosurgeons. They were donated to Yale on his death in 1939 — along with meticulous medical records, before-and-after photographs of patients, and anatomical illustrations. (Dr. Cushing was also an accomplished artist.) His belongings, a treasure trove of medical history, became a jumble of cracked jars and dusty records shoved in various crannies at the hospital and medical school.

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