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The average person today, if he looks back on the past at all, looks back with a sense of profound superiority. Reading over the Willis's Oxford lectures admirably edited by Kenneth Dewhurst may make physicians feel very superior to Willis, particularly as he makes a rigorous, though rarely successful effort to relate symptoms to structure as well as to lesion. Any physician who develops a feeling of superiority about Willis should read his splendid work on the anatomy of the brain, magnificently edited and reproduced in facsimile by Dr. William Feindel of Montreal. The value of the work is enhanced
Thomas Willis's Oxford Lectures.. Ann Intern Med. ;94:421–422. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-3-421_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(3):421-422.
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