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
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