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Prints & Drawings

Prints & Drawings

Harvey Cushing was a skilled artist. In his years at Hopkins, Cushing drew many medical illustrations that were published in medical journals. It was at this time that he met Max Brödel, the celebrated professional medical illustrator. Brödel’s contributions were enormous and there is little doubt that Cushing’s skills improved significantly under Brödel’s tutelage.

Cushing used illustrations to document his patients and their disease, to record operative procedures and pathology, and to detail his pursuits and interests in his travel diaries.

"The red tiled roofs and a stream at the town of Coudes”
A Visit to Le Puy-en-Velay, August 1900
Cushing Diary 15

Top: "Mary Queen of Scots"
Chatsworth, England 1894
Cushing Diary 9

“Le Puy from the North. En route to Polignac”
A Visit to Le Puy-en-Velay, August 1900
Cushing Diary 15

 

Approach to the trigeminal ganglion for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia – bony removal
Cushing Drawing, 1900

Traumatic brain injury operation on cerebral cortex
Cushing Drawing, 1906