Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon

Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon

H403/0356 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 63.6MB

Downloadable file size: 7.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Harvey Williams Cushing (1869-1939), American neurosurgeon and physiologist. Cushing was a skilful brain surgeon. He pioneered several important techniques including the control of blood pressure during surgery. He improved methods for diagnosis, localisation, and surgical removal of brain tumours. He studied the function and pathology of the pituitary gland at the base of the brain, and showed that acromegaly (increased size of hands, feet and face) is linked with pituitary overactivity, while dwarfism is caused by its underactivity. A chronic wasting disease, Cushing's syndrome, which is linked with a type of pituitary tumour, was named after him.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1869, 1900s, 1939, 19th century, 20th century, 50s, 60s, acromegaly, adult, american, black-and-white, brain, caucasian, cushing's syndrome, dead, doctor, dwarfism, fifties, harvey williams cushing, historical, history, human, male, man, medical, medicine, monochrome, neurobiology, neurological, neurologist, neurology, neurosurgeon, neurosurgery, one, pathology, physician, physiological, physiology, pituitary, portrait, research, single, sixties, surgeon

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.