Nobel Prize-Winning Physician. A neurologist, he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1981 with fellow colleagues Torsten Wiesel and Roger Sperry for their findings regarding the visual cortex. Born in Windsor, Ontario, his paternal grandfather was an acclaimed pharmacist, his father worked as a chemical engineer, he was raised in Montreal. His interest in science was sparked by his father's profession and his desire and determination for problem solving was instilled by his mother. He studied Mathematics and Physics at McGill College and later he studied Medicine there. After relocating to the United States and obtaining duel citizenship, he worked in the Neurology department at Johns Hopkins, prior to serving with the United States Army with whom he was assigned to Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He went onto a lengthy association with the Harvard Medical School as a researcher and professor. He died from kidney failure.
Bio by: C.S.