2. Excerpt from Dr. Light's "Remembering Harvey Cushing: the Closing Years". Surgical Neurology, 1992, 37:pg 150
The measure of Cushing's influence in his profession is best taken from the remarkable number of men he trained. Beginning in 1908 he broke in one or more new residents every year and, despite the interruptions caused by his move to Boston and his war service abroad, by 1918 had trained a full dozen, including Walter Dandy and Gilbert Horrax. The pace quickened after his return from France in February, 1919, and during 13 years of uninterrupted operations at the Brigham Hospital, 29 more residents were taught, for a total of 41. Nor was this all. During the same period 36 volunteer graduate assistants were given hospital privileges, worked up patients, entered their findings in the hospital records, and watched the operations from the movable stand directly behind Cushing's back. All told, over 80 neurosurgical aspirants graduated from what Welch called "the Cushing School."
Light, RU. Remembering Harvey Cushing: The Closing Years. Surg Neur 1992, 37:pg 150.