This careful, readable biography of the great surgeon, teacher and author tells the story of a life of accomplishment. Following study at Yale and Harvard and work under Halted and at Johns Hopkins. Cushing made outstanding contributions in the field of new surgery and devoted himself to that field. With his marriage, his lectures and articles, and the prize biography of the personality of Cushing emerges as a man devoted to his work and his patients but driving and often demanding in his early years. An inspiring biography of a great man. For potential doctors and nurses and for all who enjoy biography.