Draft of the crest of the Montreal Neurological Institute, drawing.
Description:
This is a hand drawn draft of the Montreal Neurological Institute's coat of arms. Above the shield in the middle of the coat of arms are forest and sunset, crowned by the words "Ex Libris" (Out of the books). There is a brain on either side of the top of the shield. Each brain’s spinal cord borders the side of the shield, eventually fading away or ending half way down the shield. The top of the shield is bordered by the word “MONTREAL” and the bottom half of the shield is bordered by the words “NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE”. The shield is a variation of the shield of McGill University. Its background is divided into a white bottom section with three triangular-shaped teeth or peeks along its top side, representing the three peeks of Mount Royal. The top section is darker in colour. On either side of this top section is a crown, and in the middle is the Rod of Asclepius within a book. The bottom section of the shield is filled with McGill University’s Latin motto "GRANDESCUNT AUCTA LABORE" (By hard work, all things increase), as well as McGill University’s three heraldic martlets, which were originally part of the family coat of arms of James McGill, the founder of the university.
Physical Description:
image.drawing.pencil.black and white 28.0 x 21.5 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series E (Events) -- Sub-Series E/VN (Events, visual Neuro)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Draft of the crest of the Montreal Neurological Institute, drawing. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series E (Events) -- Sub-Series E/VN (Events, visual Neuro) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved July 17, 2018 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9661
Rights:
This material has been made available with the consent of the copyright holders and can be used in accordance with fair dealing provisions of Canadian copyright law. For more information, please contact the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
Creator:
Penfield, Wilder, 1891-1976.
Notes:
There are a number of handwritten captions, which read: "Substitute other legend", "Nerve cells, Neurosurger = Trephine, Neuroglia, Patella hammer = Neurology, Canada, Chemistry, Montreal, Pathology = cells, Anatomy".

Below the caption "Chemistry" is a vaguely flask-like sketch.

Call Number:
E/VN 1-1.5