Clinical Neuroscience

[Report of the IV International Congress of Neuropathology. Munich, 4-8 September 1961.]

TARISKA István

NOVEMBER 01, 1961

Clinical Neuroscience - 1961;14(11)

[The author reports on the IV International Congress of Neuropathology, held in Munich, 4-8 September 1961. ]

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