Dr. Percival Bailey was an important contributor to many fields of the basic and clinical neurosciences, and a distinguished
teacher and author. This is a collection of papers and photographs from Dr. Bailey's home files. Included are documents
about his personal life and family, mementos of many, but not nearly all of the many honors and awards that came to him,
manuscripts of charming autobiographical essays and his thoughts about psychiatry and psychiatrists. Many aspects of his
professional life and his remarkable mentoring of an outstanding group of mid-20th century neurosurgeons emerge from the
papers. The photographic record is especially rich in documenting his students and colleagues from around the world.
Dr. Percival Bailey was a renowned and much-honored scientist, clinician, teacher and administrator, who made major contributions
in neuropathology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. He was born May 9, 1892 in a small town in
the southern tip of Illinois, an area know as Little Egypt. An intelligent and energetic student, determined to escape his
hard-scrabble background through education, he worked his way from a one-room elementary school to Southern Illinois State
Normal College, and from there to a Ph.D. at the University University of Chicago and a simultaneous M.D. at Northwestern
University. Outstanding teachers, especially in anatomy and neurology, aroused his special interest in the nervous system.
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