TITLE

Penfield, Wilder Graves

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Penfield, Wilder Graves (1891-1976) was an American-born Canadian neuroscientist and physician who developed a surgical cure for some forms of epilepsy, a brain disorder characterized by sudden attacks, or seizures. In some forms of epilepsy, seizures begin from small clusters of damaged brain cells. Penfield developed techniques for locating such damaged areas and surgically removing them.
ACCESSION #
37309208

 

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