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A Biography of Wilder Penfield

By Jefferson Lewis

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Series: Goodread Biographies

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Wilder Penfield was one of Canada's greatest scientists, a man who combined skill as a surgeon with an insatiable curiosity about the inner workings of the human mind. Four times nominated for the Nobel Prize, Penfield was known around the world for his pioneering discoveries and daring surgical techniques.
With access to diaries and private family papers, Penfield's grandson, Jefferson Lewis, has written a frank, courageous account of a fascinating and complex man.

"One of the most valuable and fascinating biographies I have read in many years."

- Hugh MacLennan

"An absorbing portrait of an extraordinary human being - a scientist who remained a romantic to the end of his days."

- Ottawa Citizen

"A thoughtful biography of an exemplary life."

- Maclean's

"Lewis has shown real courage in writing so honestly of a man he loved and revered."

- The Gazette

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 311 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1983
ISBN: 9780887801013
Format: 7in x 4.25in

BISAC Code:  BIO017000
Imprint: Goodread Biography


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