The phenomenon of claimed memories of previous lives: possible interpretations and importance.

  title={The phenomenon of claimed memories of previous lives: possible interpretations and importance.},
  author={Ian Stevenson},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={54 4},
  • I. Stevenson
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Psychology
  • Medical hypotheses
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