The human instrument.

@article{Titze2008TheHI,
  title={The human instrument.},
  author={Ingo R. Titze},
  journal={Scientific American},
  year={2008},
  volume={298 1},
  pages={
          94-101
        }
}
  • I. Titze
  • Published 2008
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Scientific American
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