Wilder Graves Penfield (Penfield Wilder Graves)( American neurologist and neurosurgeon.)
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Biography Wilder Graves Penfield (Penfield Wilder Graves)
Born January 26, 1891 in Spokane (pc. Washington, DC). Upon completion in 1913, Princeton University, studied at Oxford University, then at Johns Hopkins University, in 1918 received his doctorate in medicine. Returned to Oxford, where he worked in Sherrington. In 1921-1928 - professor at Columbia University and at the same time the surgeon at New York Neurological Institute. In 1928 he was invited to Montreal (Canada) for the post of Professor of Neurosurgery, McGill University, also worked as a neurosurgeon at the Montreal hospital. In 1934-1965 he was a professor of neurology and neurosurgery and director of the Montreal Neurological Institute, in 1965-1968 - President of the Institute of the Family. The main focus of Penfield anatomy and physiology of the human brain in health and disease, issues neyrotsitologii, development of new methods of diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and brain tumors. Penfield performed many operations on the open brain, specializing in the treatment of epilepsy excision of scar tissue of the brain. Examining possible reasons for the formation of these scars caused him to do neyrotsitologiey. Widely applying electrical stimulation, Penfield has received important information about the functional organization of the cerebral cortex is devoted to the topic cheloveka.Etoy work cortex Rights (The Cerebral Cortex of Man, 1950), written in collaboration with T. Ramussenom. Among other works Penfield - Cytology and cellular pathology of the nervous system (Cytology and Cellular Pathology of the Nervous System, . 1932); types of epileptic seizures (Epileptic Seizure Patterns, . 1951); Enigma Intelligence (The Mystery of Mind, . 1975),
Died Penfield in Montreal April 5, 1976.