The doctrine of the nerves. Chapters in the history of neurology

  title={The doctrine of the nerves. Chapters in the history of neurology},
  author={Edwin Leavitt Clarke},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={431 - 432}
  • E. Clarke
  • Published 1 October 1981
  • History
  • Medical History
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