"UNMISTAKBLY AN EMERGENCY." CUSHING, HARVEY. 1869-1939. Original Photograph annotated by Harvey Cushing, a 5 x 8 inch gelatin silver print depicting Cushing at the emergency entrance to New Haven Hospital, annotated in Cushing's hand "unmistakably an emergency," c. 1937

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"UNMISTAKBLY AN EMERGENCY."
CUSHING, HARVEY. 1869-1939.
Original Photograph annotated by Harvey Cushing, a 5 x 8 inch gelatin silver print depicting Cushing at the emergency entrance to New Haven Hospital, annotated in Cushing's hand "unmistakably an emergency," c. 1937

Sold for US$ 20,312 inc. premium
"UNMISTAKBLY AN EMERGENCY."
CUSHING, HARVEY. 1869-1939. Original Photograph annotated by Harvey Cushing, a 5 x 8 inch gelatin silver print depicting Cushing at the emergency entrance to New Haven Hospital, annotated in Cushing's hand "unmistakably an emergency," c. 1937 c. 1937, dated and place notated on the verso in the hand of Elizabeth H. Thomson, and again by Madeline Stanton.
Provenance: Elizabeth H. Thomson (annotations to verso); published Barondess, "Cushing and Osler: The Evolution of a Friendship," in Transactions & studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1985, FIGURE 17, p 107.
A classic image of Cushing in front of the New Haven Hospital ambulance entrance, annotated rather drolly by Cushing on the front unmistakably an emergency."
WITH: A collection of additional original photographs of Cushing, including:
1. Cushing in his lab, 5 x 8 inches, with notation: "H.C. c1902 (J.F.F. writing)" to verso.
2. Cushing in white lab coat holding a cigarette, 5 x 8 inches, notated with "Harvey Cushing" to the verso by Thomson.
3. Cushing in his study, looking down with cigarette, two Osler portraits in the background, 3 x 5 inches, initialed by Madeline Stanton to the verso, then given to Thomson, with 3 negatives of same.
4. Cushing with Ivan Pavlov, 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, annotated secretarially to the verso, "Cushing & Pavlov/ International Physiological Congress, August 1929."
WITH: eight additional portraits of Cushing and friends contained in an envelope titled "some little firecrackers" in manuscript, including Julia Shepley, Louise Eisenhardt, Madeline Stanton, mostly notated on the versos by Thomson.
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