Lot 164: Harvey Cushing

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:06:30

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Lot 164: TLS, one page, 8 x 10.25, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital letterhead, April 18, 1932. Letter to Dr. James Golden, in full: "For your information, I am sending you this word about your patient, Raymond Morrison, whom you referred here a month ago. He proved to have a large meningioma involving the bone and dura of the right precentral region which I removed so far as I could tell in its totality. This has left him a defect in the skull which need give him no concern and I rejoice to send him back to you in such good condition and spirits. I trust you will do me the favor of transferring this information to your fellow practitioner, Dr. John Gahan, who I understand was Mr. Morrison's family doctor." Bottom of the letter bears an ink notation from Dr. Gahan forwarding the letter to his patient. Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Cushing to an overall size of 20.25 x 17.25. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. After nearly twenty years and 2,000 successful operations as the hospital's surgeon-in-chief, Cushing left Brigham in 1933 as the 'father of modern neurosurgery.' Desirable medical content from the pioneering surgeon. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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