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Harvey Cushing
(1869-1939) born on
Apr 08
US surgeon. He developed techniques that made brain surgery feasible, including sutures to control severe bleeding.
Standardization of our educational systems is apt to stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of education by leveling the product down rather than up.

The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers.
In these days when science is clearly in the saddle and when our knowledge of disease is advancing at a breathless pace, we are apt to forget that not all can ride and that he also serves who waits and who applies what the horseman discovers.
A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man -- he must view the man in his world.
I would like to see the day when somebody would be appointed surgeon somewhere who had no hands, for the operative part is the least part of the work.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Consecratio Medici," ch. 1.
R: "Consecratio Medici," ch. 1.
A: "Consecratio Medici," ch. 1.
N: In "Man Adapting," ch. 12, by Rene J. Dubos.
K: Letter to Dr. Henry Christian, 20 Nov 1911.

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