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Cushman Davis Haagensen

Born  1900
Died  1990

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American surgeon, born July 6, 1900; died September 10, 1990.

Biography of Cushman Davis Haagensen

Cushman Davis Haagensen was a famous breast surgeon who practised at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for fifty years.

His wife was Alice Munro Haagensen. In 1941 they settled in Palisades, NY with their two daughters, Alice and Karen. His wife was the first chairwoman of the Palisades Historical Committee and became known for her book "Palisades and Snedens Landing," published in 1986. She died in January 2006, aged 105 years.

The University of North Dakota awarded him the honorary degree of Dr. of Science 1958. In 1968 he was the recipient of The Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.


  • The Breast. Scribner, May 1985.
  • Diseases of the Breast.
    W. B. Saunders Company; 1971. 2nd edition 1971; 3rd edition, 1986.
  • An exhibit of important books, papers, and memorabilia illustrating the evolution of the knowledge of cancer.
    The American Journal of Cancer, Lancaster, Pa, 1933, 18: 42-126
  • A Hundred years of Medicine.
    With Wyndham. E. B. Lloyd. New York, 1943. XII + 444 pages.

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