The intriguing encounters of Pavlov and Cushing.

Kiarash Shahlaie, Joseph C. Watson, Daniel R. Benson

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Ivan Petrovich Pavlov and Harvey William Cushing were two of the most prominent neuroscientists of the early 20th century. Their contributions helped advance the understanding of the brain and its disorders, and propelled neuroscience into a new era of research and treatment. Although separated geographically and culturally, Pavlov and Cushing exchanged letters and followed one another's careers from afar. They met only a few times, during international scientific gatherings in the US and abroad. These encounters were captured in journal entries, letters, and photographs, and provide a glimpse into the lives of these two great men and the history of neuroscience at the turn of the last century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-571
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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