Wilder Penfield

1891 - 1976

Wilder Penfield

Wilder Graves Penfield (January 26, 1891 – April 5, 1976) was an American-Canadian neurosurgeon. He expanded brain surgery's methods and techniques, including mapping the functions of various regions of the brain such as the cortical homunculus. His scientific contributions on neural stimulation expand across a variety of topics including hallucinations, illusions, and déjà vu. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilder Penfield has received more than 913,736 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 254th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Wilder Penfield ranks 254 out of 686Before him are John Gould, Frédéric Cuvier, Joy Adamson, Carl Nägeli, Oldfield Thomas, and Martin Chalfie. After him are Rupert Sheldrake, François-Alphonse Forel, Friedrich Loeffler, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Arthur Tansley, and Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel.

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Among people born in 1891, Wilder Penfield ranks 74Before him are Johannes R. Becher, Shukri al-Quwatli, Kálmán Kalocsay, Seth Barnes Nicholson, Jan Mukařovský, and Milton L. Humason. After him are Julius Raab, Jose P. Laurel, Bruno Loerzer, Franz Alexander, Hermann Scherchen, and Arthur Drewry. Among people deceased in 1976, Wilder Penfield ranks 79Before him are Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, Alexander Lippisch, Géza Anda, and Kálmán Kalocsay. After him are Adolph Zukor, Paul Morand, Orlando Letelier, Gregor Piatigorsky, Sal Mineo, and Grégoire Kayibanda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wilder Penfield ranks 2,309 out of 12,171Before him are Martin Chalfie (1947), Miley Cyrus (1992), Barbara Hershey (1948), Terry Riley (1935), Delbert Mann (1920), and Archie Hahn (1880). After him are Chris Sarandon (1942), Alexander Haig (1924), Michael Jeter (1952), Neil Postman (1931), Gloria Steinem (1934), and Alex Haley (1921).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Wilder Penfield ranks 41Before him are Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), David Baltimore (1938), Craig Venter (1946), Michael Rosbash (1944), and Martin Chalfie (1947). After him are George Smith (1941), James P. Allison (1948), H. Robert Horvitz (1947), Robert Gallo (1937), Michael W. Young (1949), and Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903).