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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
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.
N
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.
K
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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