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Item 2090 - Harvey Cushing Typed Letter Signed Catalog 447 (Feb 2015)

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Surgeon (1869–1939) who pioneered many modern neurosurgical techniques and investigated the functions of the pituitary gland. TLS, one page, 6 x 7.75, Yale University School of Medicine letterhead, June 29, 1936. Letter to Mr. Albert Berthel, in part: “I am greatly interested in old medical books but do not go in for engravings and portraits. If you run across any interesting rare copies of books by Nicholas Culpepper [sic], the astrologer, I will be glad to have you quote them for me.” Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Cushing to an overall size of 17.25 x 14. In fine condition, with a few scattered surface creases and intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through signature). An avid book collector, Cushing amassed an enormous library of scientific literature throughout his life, ranging from medieval and Renaissance medical manuscripts to works of obscure scientists—including over a hundred different editions of botanist Nicholas Culpeper’s works. A desirable letter related to his famous collection, the majority of which is now housed at his alma mater, Yale University. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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