A Bit of History

September 2015

Sculpture by Preston Robb
One day back in 1970, former neurologist at The Neuro, Dr. Preston Robb was out on a fishing trip when he picked up a piece of driftwood and casually sculpted a face into the wood. Now, 45 years later, the driftwood sculpture has made its way to The Neuro. It has been donated by Georges Papas, a long-time grateful patient of The Neuro and son of George Papas senior who was fishing with Dr. Robb that day and had taken a liking to the sculpture and asked for it. The family has safely guarded the sculpture all these years and have now generously donated it to The Neuro.

The late Preston Robb was Professor of Neurology and Neurologist-in-Chief at The Neuro from 1968 to 1976. He was a past president of the American Epilepsy Society, one of the founders of the American Academy of Neurology, and a pioneer of Pediatric Neurology in Quebec. Read more about Dr. Preston Robb in an article by Dr. Frederick Andermann in Epilepsia: In Celebration of a Life Well Lived: Dr. James Preston Robb April 4, 1914–September 25, 2004. Read more

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