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The Historical Books series features exceptionally written and informative books. Books can be ordered separately. This series includes:

Harvey Cushing at the Brigham
Editors: Peter McL. Black, MD, Matthew R. Moore, MD, and Eugene Rossitch, Jr., MD

Written by physicians using records from hospital archives, this work provides an account of Cushing's formative years at the Brigham Hospital when he created neurosurgery as a specialty. Includes Cushing's first real report to hospital trustees after his service in World War I. Also featured are articles on his skills as a surgical illustrator, bibliophile, researcher, etc., and a casting of his trainees.

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The Surgical Art of Harvey Cushing
Editors: Peter McL. Black, MD, Matthew R. Moore, MD, and Eugene Rossitch, Jr., MD

This beautifully presented volume provides an unparalleled look into the surgical art of Harvey Cushing. More than 80 of his personal surgical drawings and many of his operative notes have been painstakingly assembled. The outstanding illustrations, case notes and editorial commentary competently documents the gifts he developed and shared. relevance. It is strongly recommended."

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Neurosurgical Classics, 2nd Edition
Editor: Robert H. Wilkins, MD

Features a compilation of more than 500 pages (and 300 photos) of classical neurosurgical works published prior to 1940. Papers by an array of pioneering neurosurgeons are highlighted. Included are landmark works by Harvey Cushing, Percival Bailey, Paul Bucy, Walter Dandy, Wilder Penfield, and more. Provides an informative insight into the development of neurosurgery in the first half of this century.

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The Neuroanatomy of Leonardo da Vinci
Editor: Edwin M. Todd, MD

Now you can see the cause of the controversy - his incomparable medical art. The Neuroanatomy of Leonardo da Vinci elegantly presents more than 100 of da Vinci's beautiful medical illustrations, and further enriches them with the editor's illuminating commentary.

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A Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing, 3rd Edition

Presents an annotated checklist of the written works of Cushing as presented to him by the Harvey Cushing Society in 1939 on his 70th birthday. Describing his degrees and titles, books and monographs, contributions to periodicals, and the papers which emanated from his libraries and clinics, this bibliography salutes Cushing's extraordinary productivity and the Society's enduring inspiration.

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A History of Neurosurgery - The Evolution of the Specialty in its Scientific Contexts
Editors: Samuel H. Greenblatt, MD, T. Forcht Dagi, MD, and Mel H. Epstein, MD

This is the first thorough history of neurosurgery published since 1951. It is organized around a specific historiographic framework which traces the advancement of the specialty. Included are chapters on ancient trepanation, Macewen's first use of the combined technologies of anesthesia, antisepsis, and cortical localization in 1879 to plan and perform craniotomies, the emergence of Harvey Cushing's leadership, the evolution of modern neurosurgical techniques and technology, and much more.

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Neurological Classics, 2nd Edition
Editors: Robert H. Wilkins, MD and Irwin A. Brody, MD

This 200 page companion book to Neurosurgical Classics was originally published in 1972 and includes works published before 1940. The emphasis is on descriptive clinical neurology, rather than on basic science, diagnostic procedures, or treatment. The volume will be of great value to those with an interest in the historical basis of neurology and to those students seeking an authoritative description of neurological disease. The commentaries and references alone can readily be used as a starting point for the review of neurological topics.

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