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The Cushing Files: The Tale the Archives Told

Cushing lobbied hard for the placement of this plaque

When DMS faculty member Lee Witters learned that famed neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing was a big fan of Dartmouth Medical School's founder, Nathan Smith, Witters dug into the Dartmouth archives to find out more. He uncovered a tale of connections and coincidences that spanned more than 300 years. To learn what Witters discovered, read "A Diligent Effort." Below are some of the documents he found and a complete list of his sources.

Historical Documents

The Medical Career by Harvey Cushing (1929)

Letter from Harvey Cushing to Dartmouth President Ernest Hopkins (April 1929)

Remarks by Harvey Cushing at the unveiling of the Nathan Smith tablet (June 1929)

Honorary degree citation for Harvey Cushing (June 1929)

Honorary degree citation for Henry Bates Thayer (June 1929)

Honorary degree citation for Franklin Delano Roosevelt (June 1929)

Sources and background materials for "A Diligent Effort"

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