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J Neurosurg. 1998 Dec;89(6):901-10. doi: 10.3171/jns.1998.89.6.0901.

A neurosurgical way of life. The 1998 presidential address.

Journal of neurosurgery

E R Laws


  1. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville 22908, USA. [email protected]

PMID: 9833814 DOI: 10.3171/jns.1998.89.6.0901


The author provides a review of the relationship between Harvey Cushing and William Osler. Dr. Osler's influence on Cushing's role as a leader in neurosurgery is examined. Some basic principles of a neurosurgical "Way of Life" are reviewed.

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