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Neurosurgeon Edwin Boldrey '27 Receives Royer Award

November 15, 1971

Edwin B Boldrey.jpgNovember 15, 1971, Greencastle, Ind. - Edwin B. Boldrey, professor of neurosurgery at the University of California-San Francisco and 1927 graduate of DePauw University, was today awarded the 1971 Dr. J. Elliot Royer Award. The annual honor is given to a San Francisco Bay area medical professional in recognition of significant contributions to the advancement of psychiatry and neurology.

Dr. Boldrey has made many important contributions to his specialty, including the development of new concepts of cortical physiology. He is considered one of the nation's outstanding neurosurgeons and has international stature as a master surgeon. He is a member of more than 25 neurosurgical and medical societies and is past president of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, the Western Neurological Society, and the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the oldest organization of its kind in the world. Last year, he was appointed neurological consultant to the National Veteran's Administration in Washington, D.C.

East College 2005 1.jpgEdward Bolrey received an A.B. degree with a major in English Composition at DePauw University. In 1930, he was awarded an M.A. degree in anatomy and psychology. His M.D. degree was awarded by Indiana University, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, in 1932. He began his postgraduate training at the Montreal General Hospital, and later went to the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. At the latter, he worked with Dr. Wilder Penfield on cortical localization, and with Drs. William Cone and Arthur Elvidge. He received an M.Sc. degree in neurology and neurosurgery in 1936.

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