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2000th verified brain tumor operation performed by Harvey Cushing.

Catalog Data

Collection Creator:
Boyd, Walter Willard, Dr.  Search this
Boyd, John C.  Search this
Carpenter, Josephine  Search this
1 Motion picture film (16mm blcack and white, ilent print, 800 ft.)
Box OF 707.1
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
This film shows the 2000th brain tumor operation performed by Dr. Harvey Cushing, renowned neurosurgeon. Dr. Light and Dr. Walter Willard Boyd created and filmed the operation. The film shows the cranial tumor removal, as well as the post‑surgery patient care. Highlights of the film include a female pathologist who diagnoses and classifies the tumor tissue. The filming quality is very good and shows the operating room and tools, along with the nurses and other doctors involved. This film would be an excellent tool for an exhibit on medical science or related topic. Dr. Harvey Cushing, Dr. Light, Dr. Walter Willard Boyd, other doctors and nurses.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boyd Family Papers, 1874-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Boyd Family Papers
Boyd Family Papers / Series 7: Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History