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Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

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See the Advancements in Medicine over the last 100 years.

Harvey Cushing, was the pioneer and father of neurosurgery. Yale, his alma mater, has dedicated a... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Falls Church, VA
Very unusual museum!

Dr, Cushing was a famous brain surgeon, and this museum contains some of the many brains he... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
New Haven, Connecticut
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333 Cedar St, Yale University, Sterling Hall of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510-3206
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Cushing Center is a small room in the basement of the library, containing brains in jars and pictures of Cushing's patients. Although the exhibits are pretty updated, they are not very informative as to the pathology of the brains or much else medically-relevant. It's...More

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Harvey Cushing, was the pioneer and father of neurosurgery. Yale, his alma mater, has dedicated a special museum just to show the significant advancements in brain research over the last 100 years. The Cushing Center is unusual in that it houses the Brain Tumor Registry,...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Dr, Cushing was a famous brain surgeon, and this museum contains some of the many brains he collected with tumors and other disorders. It also has skeletal remains and many photos of patients with disorders. A great place to visit if you are into the...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

A unique museum dedicated to Dr. Cushing’s pioneering efforts to treat patients with brain disorders and tumors. Among the finest American physicians to conduct brain surgery, Cushing saved the brains of many of his patients to build a personal database for research and improving his...More

Thank pjmalia
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is an amazing place. Try to arrange a visit to Cushing`s office, which was kept basically intact after all this years. Cushing`s museum is also a fantastic place. Many of Cushing`s manuscripts and patient`s brain could be seen there. Medical history at its best.

Thank acukiert
Reviewed 3 June 2017

There is much to see and discover in the Cushing Center, which is a part of the Harvey Cushig/ John Hay Whitney Medical Library. The Center itself is located two floors below the main entrance. You will need to check in at the visitor's desk....More

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