L'Illusion des 'sosies' dans un délire systématisé chronique

  title={L'Illusion des 'sosies' dans un d{\'e}lire syst{\'e}matis{\'e} chronique},
  author={J. Capgras and J. Reboul-Lachaux},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={119 - 133}
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