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Introductory Videos

Introductory Videos

ABOUT THE CENTER

Learn the story of one of the most important names in neurosurgery: Dr. Harvey Cushing. How did his unique collection of medical specimens come to reside at the new Cushing Center at the Yale School of Medicine? Produced by Doug Forbush and the Yale Broadcast and Media Center


EXPLORING THE CENTER

Take a walk through the Cushing Center in this short video. This video has no narrative. Created by Chris Naka of Atlas Obscura


ABOUT HARVEY CUSHING

From the AANS History Films, narrated by Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD, FAANS. Harvey Cushing made neurological surgery (which he named) a practical reality, reducing impossibly high mortality rates to less than 10%. Most American neurosurgeons are the direct professional descendants of Cushing and his many trainees.


HARVEY CUSHING'S 2,000th VERIFIED BRAIN TUMOR OPERATION

Harvey Cushing's 2,000 verified brain tumor operation, which took place April 15, 1931, at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, was photographed and edited by Walter W. Boyd, MD, and Richard U. Light, MD, with final narration by Dr. Light. The footage from that day is the only known record on film made of a Cushing operation.


HARVEY CUSHING: THE ARTIST

Presented by Robert Udelsman at the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, on 01/30/2013.


Still from video on The Cushing Center

HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD BRAINS STILL HAVE STORIES TO TELL

The Cushing Center is housed in the Cushing/Whitney Medical School Library and features a collection of some 500 human brains and excised brains tumors. Yale's Harvey Cushing, MD, known as the "father of neurosurgery" collected these specimens.