Wilder Penfield

Neurosurgery, Physician

1891 – 1976

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Who was Wilder Penfield?

Wilder Graves Penfield, OM, CC, CMG, FRS was a Canadian neurosurgeon. During his life he was called "the greatest living Canadian". He devoted much thinking to the functionings of the mind, and continued until his death to contemplate whether there was any scientific basis for the existence of the human soul.

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Born
Jan 26, 1891
Spokane
Also known as
  • Dr. Wilder Penfield
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
  • University of Oxford
  • Merton College, Oxford
  • Johns Hopkins University
Employment
  • McGill University
Died
Apr 5, 1976
Montreal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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