Harvey cushing's contributions to plastic surgery: Bilateral cleft lip repair

Josher Molendijk, Courtney Pendleton, Martin Rachwalski, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Amir H. Dorafshar

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Harvey Cushing has been deemed by many as the neurosurgeon of the 20th century. Cushing's unknown contributions to the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery were only recently reported. Further review of his teaching and operative records, brought from Johns Hopkins to Yale University, revealed an unpublished case of bilateral cleft lip repair that he performed. In this article, we present in detail this comprehensive case and describe, with the help of his personal teaching notes and illustrations, how Cushing combined methods from world-renowned surgeons to approach bilateral cleft lip deformities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • Bilateral cleft lip
  • Cleft lip repair
  • Harvey Cushing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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