Penfield, Wilder Graves National Historic Person

Montréal, Quebec
Dr. Wilder Penfield © Wilder Penfield Archive, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital,nlc-12141
Dr. Wilder Penfield and patient, ca. 1945
© Wilder Penfield Archive, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital,nlc-12141
Dr. Penfield at the Montreal Neurological Institute © Penfield Archive and the Montreal Neurological InstituteDr. Wilder Penfield © Wilder Penfield Archive, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital,nlc-12141
Address : 3801 University Street, Montréal, Quebec

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1988-11-11
Life Date: 1891 to 1976

Other Name(s):
  • Penfield, Wilder Graves  (Designation Name)

Importance: Founder and director of the Montréal Neurological Institute

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque:  3801 University Street, Montréal, Quebec

Wilder Penfield, the founder and, for over 25 years, director of this Institute, was a world leader in neurosurgery and neurology. His pioneering work on epilepsy, which resulted in a new surgical procedure and numerous scientific papers, contributed to the understanding of the workings of the human brain, and brought him high honours in Canada and abroad. His Institute, a unique association of well-planned hospital facilities and scientific laboratories, became a renowned centre for teaching, research and treatment relating to disorders of the nervous system.