chapter  30
Wilder Penfield (1891-1976)
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Wilder Penfield ranks among the most accomplished and internationally recog­ nized Canadian physicians, for his achievements in wide-ranging areas of neuro­ science and neurosurgery. His career was as dazzling as the list o f names of the medical giants who were his teachers and mentors. Penfield’s contributions include a wealth of writings in both medical and diverse nonmedical subjects; undoubtedly, however, his crowning achievement was the creation of the world-famous Montreal Neurological Institute in 1934, known for diagnosis and treatment of difficult neu­ rological disease.1