The tactile hair of the white rat

@article{VincentTheTH,
  title={The tactile hair of the white rat},
  author={Stella B. Vincent},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Neurology},
  volume={23}
}
  • S. B. Vincent
  • Published 1 February 1913
  • Biology
  • Journal of Comparative Neurology
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