- Letter to the Editors
To the Editors
The Canadian Bulletin of Medical History:
I write in reference to the review of William Feindel and Richard Leblanc, The Wounded Brain Healed: The Golden Age of the Montreal Neurological Institute, 1934–1984, which appeared in vol. 34(2) of the CBMH/BCHM.
I wish to clarify the question of authorship raised by your reviewer by stating that I am the author of the foreword, Chapters 3–36, the epilogue, and the appendices of that book. Any suggestion to the contrary is in error. The points with which the reviewer takes issue should be attributed to me. I am sure that your readers would wish this error to be corrected.
Yes, William Howard Feindel (1918–2014) was a neurosurgeon. Your readers should also know that he was a Rhodes scholar, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Perhaps more pertinent to the readers of the CBMH/BCHM, William Feindel was Honorary Osler Librarian, curator of the Wilder Penfield Archives, and member of the Board of Curators of the Osler Library at McGill University. Notably, he was the 1997 recipient of the John Neilson Award from the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine. [End Page 521]
Montreal Neurological Institute
Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery,
Montreal, 2 July 2017