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  title={The Functions of the Brain},
  author={David Ferrier},
  journal={Edinburgh Medical Journal},
  pages={923 - 926}
  • D. Ferrier
  • Published 1 April 1887
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Volume 1. Introduction Nick Wade Containing the Nervous System [1803] Idea of a New Anatomy of the Brain [1811], both by Charles Bell Volume 2. Dr F.J. Gall's System of the Functions of the Brain, extracted from C.A. Blode's account of Dr Gall's lectures, held on the above [sic] subject at Dresden [1807] Carl August Blode Phrenology Examined [1846] Pierre Flourens Volumes 3. and 4. Elements of Physiology [1840, 1843] Johannes Mueller, translated by W. Baly Volume 5. Mind and Body. The Theories… 
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