Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Penfield, Wilder (1891–1976)

  • Michelle Ann ProsjeEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_649

Major Appointments

  • Associate attending surgeon at the Laboratory of Neurocytology at Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University (1921–1928)

  • Medical Faculty of Columbia University (1921–1928)

  • Medical Faculty of McGill (1928)

  • Neurosurgeon at Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal General Hospital (1928)

  • First Director of Montreal Neurological Institute (1934–1960)

  • Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at McGill University (1934–1960)

  • Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University (1933–1954)

  • Founder and President of the Vanier Institute of the Family (1965–1968)

Major Honors and Awards

  • Rhodes Scholarship

  • Beit Memorial Research Fellowship at Oxford University

  • President of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • President of the American Neurological Association

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of London

  • Companion of the Order of Canada (1967)

  • Honorary degrees from Princeton, Oxford, McGill, and Montreal

  • First recipient of the $50,000 Royal Bank Centennial...

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References and Readings

  1. Jasper, H., & Penfield, W. (1954). Epilepsy and the functional anatomy of the human brain (2nd ed.). Brown: Little.Google Scholar
  2. Lewis, J. (1981). Something hidden: A biography of Wilder Penfield. Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited.Google Scholar
  3. Penfield, W. (1938). The cerebral cortex in man. I. The cerebral cortex and consciousness. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, 40, 417–442.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Penfield, W. (1977). No man alone: A neurosurgeon’s life. Boston: Little, Brown.Google Scholar
  5. Penfield, W., & Jasper, H. (1954). Epilepsy and the functional anatomy of the human brain. Boston: Little, Brown.Google Scholar
  6. Penfield, W., & Rasmussen, T. (1950). The cerebral cortex of man. A clinical study of localization of function. New York: Macmillan.Google Scholar
  7. The Canadian Encyclopaedia. Wilder Graves Penfield. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006202. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  8. The Great Canadian Psychology Website. Dr. Wilder Penfield. http://www.psych.ualberta.ca/~gcpws/Penfield/Biography/Penfield_bio1.html. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  9. Wade, N. (1995). Cortical cartographer: Wilder Graves Penfield. In Psychologists in word and image. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Google Scholar
  10. Wilder, P. (1950). The supplementary motor area in the cerebral cortex of man. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 185, 670–674.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NeuroBehavioral Specialists of Jacksonville, Inc.JacksonvilleUSA