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May 20, 1944

The Harvey Cushing Collection of Books and Manuscripts

JAMA. 1944;125(3):237. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850210059038

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When Dr. Harvey Cushing died he bequeathed his books and manuscripts to Yale University and set aside a fund for cataloguing. This has made possible the present volume, which lists all the printed books, manuscripts and bound memorabilia which were turned over to the university. Personal correspondence was not catalogued but will become available ultimately in his biography. The collections are indexed as manuscripts, orientalia, incunabula and general works. Altogether the collection is one of the most valuable in the field of medical history. It indicates the great breadth of Dr. Cushing's fields of interest as well as his literary and scientific judgment. The book has been beautifully designed and printed.

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