Wilder Penfield

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Birthday
26, 1891
Birthplace
Spokane, WA
Death Date
Apr 5, 1976 (85)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1891
Birthplace
Spokane, WA
Death Date
Apr 5, 1976 (85)

About

Canadian neuroscientist who developed a surgical treatment for epilepsy.

Before Fame

He devised a novel way to operate on epilepsy patients, letting them remain conscious under anesthesia while he probed their brain.

Trivia

He founded and became the first Director of the now world-famous Montreal Neurological Institute.

Family Life

He operated on his sister's brain tumor, but couldn't remove all of it.

Associated With

Norman Bethune is another well-known Canadian physician.