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COLLECTION — Box: 02 Identifier: H MS c614

Mildred B. Codding collection of surgical reprints

Scope and Contents

Consists of reprints of writings on neurological topics by Walter Dandy and Harvey Cushing, the neurosurgeon with whom Codding worked at Harvard Medical School.


  • Creation: 1921-1933 (inclusive)


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Contact Public Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in the collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting any third-party copyright holders for permission to reproduce or publish. For more information on the Center's use, publication, and reproduction policies, view our Reproductions and Use Policy.


0.10 cubic feet

Biographical / Historical

Mildred B. Codding (1902-1991), graduated from Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1924; M.S., Columbia University, New York City, New York, 1926, was an American medical illustrator. Codding was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, in 1902. After graduation from Columbia University with a master’s degree in Zoology and Genetics, Codding entered a two-year program in medical illustration at Johns Hopkins, studying with a German illustrator, Max Brödel. After completing her first year, Codding moved to Boston to work with neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. After Cushing retired in 1932, Codding remained at the Brigham until 1968. She died in 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown; accessioned at the point of processing, 2021 (2022-005).

Processing Information

Processed by Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook in October 2021. Collection was processed according to Level 1 protocol.

Mildred B. Codding collection of surgical reprints, 1921-1933
Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

The Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is one of the world's leading resources for the study of the history of health and medicine. Our mission is to enable the history of medicine and public health to inform healthcare, the health sciences, and the societies in which they are embedded.

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