A pathology of the animal spirits – the clinical neurology of Thomas Willis (1621–1675) Part II – Disorders of intrinsically abnormal animal spirits

  title={A pathology of the animal spirits – the clinical neurology of Thomas Willis (1621–1675) Part II – Disorders of intrinsically abnormal animal spirits},
  author={Mervyn John Eadie},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Neuroscience},
  • M. Eadie
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
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  • Medicine
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