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American-born Canadian neurosurgeon noted for his experimental work on the exposed brains of conscious humans. His findings increased scientific understanding of the functions of the brain, brain diseases such as epilepsy, and the mechanisms involved in speech.
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  • His landlady, Mrs. penfield, promised to send me word as soon as he got back.

    The Mystery of the Downs John R. Watson
  • I presume—a—penfield, that I will be expected to make a brief address?

    The Flag Homer Greene
  • The argument was growing rather acrid; and penfield and the two drivers were interested listeners.

    Empire Builders Francis Lynde
  • A—penfield, may I ask in which direction the tide of battle finally turned?

    The Flag Homer Greene
  • But penfield only grinned more inscrutably than ever and closed the door behind him.

    The Silver Butterfly Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • "I would like a full report of the battle, penfield," he said.

    The Flag Homer Greene
  • Mrs. penfield reflected, while three backs, two broad and one slender and sinuous as a tea-plant, receded toward the shrubbery.

    On the Lightship Herman Knickerbocker Viel
  • penfield, suppose you retire to the waiting-room for a few minutes.

    The Flag Homer Greene
  • "Not unless Butler forgets me," said Mrs. penfield, whereat both ladies laughed the laugh that rounds a pleasant visit.

    On the Lightship Herman Knickerbocker Viel
  • "penfield, my boy;" his voice was firm and brave as he spoke.

    The Flag Homer Greene

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