Fonds P163 - William Vernon Cone Fonds

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William Vernon Cone Fonds

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CA OSLER P163

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  • 1913-1973; predominant 1920-1959 (Creation)
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    Cone, William Vernon, 1897-1959

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1,45 m of textual records. – 280 photographs. – 55 slides. – 19 X-rays. – 15 technical drawings. – 4 postcards. – 4 drawings. – 4 film reels: 16 mm. – 3 copper printing plates.

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(1897-1959)

Biographical history

William Vernon Cone was educated at the University of Iowa, and spent his early career (1922-1928) there and at Columbia University, teaching and researching in neuropathology and surgery. He was also a junior attending surgeon at the Presbyterian Hospital, New York City during this period. In 1928, Dr. Cone moved to Montreal with Dr. Wilder Penfield and became associated with McGill University and the Royal Victoria Hospital. From 1929 until his death, Dr. Cone was actively involved in teaching at McGill University. He established the Montreal Neurological Institute with Dr. Wilder Penfield in 1934 and was Chief of Neurological Service there until his death on May 4, 1959. Dr. Cone was a consulting neurosurgeon at many hospitals and was also involved in many professional societies. During World War II, Dr. Cone was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Dr. Cone was an author of many papers on neuropathology, neurosurgery and neurology. He also developed many techniques in the treatment of head injuries, the study of antibiotics, the use of the twist drill in the diagnosis of intracranial lesions, and a number of other areas.

Custodial history

The fonds was transferred to the Osler Library from the Montreal Neurological Institute in 1986. This was part of accession 864.

Scope and content

The fonds illustrates Dr. Cone's work as a neurosurgeon and consists of correspondence, letters, articles, newspaper clippings, obituaries, photographs, slides, research material and notes, course material, annual reports, manuscripts, typescripts, annotations, published and unpublished manuscripts written by Dr. Cone, printed copies of articles, and patient files.

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  • English

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The documents are in English. Some documents are in French.

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Items can be requested for consultation online via the Library Catalogue or by email at osler.library@mcgill.ca. Advance notice is recommended.

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Complete online inventory list available. http://osler.library.mcgill.ca/media/pdf/p163.pdf

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4680

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162

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