Dying to know the truth: visions of a dying brain, or false memories?

@article{French2001DyingTK,
  title={Dying to know the truth: visions of a dying brain, or false memories?},
  author={Christopher C. French},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={358},
  pages={2010-2011}
}
  • C. French
  • Published 15 December 2001
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet

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