History and philosophy of knowledge of the brain and its function

an Anglo-American symposium, London, July 15th-17th, 1957. Sponsored by the Wellcome Historical Medical Library with the co-operation of the National Hospital, Queen Square, and the Institute of Psychiatry (University of London) at the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill. [Edited by F. N. L. Poynter] by F. N. L. Poynter

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ContributionsUniversity of London. Institute of Psychiatry., National Hospital (London, England), Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
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