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Hensing, 1719: An Account of the First Chemical Examination of the Brain and the Discovery of Phosphorus Therein.

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By Tower Donald B.. . 424 pages. Raven Press; , New York: , 1983.. $38.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(4):579. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-99-4-579_6
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Dr. Tower's first four chapters place Johann Thomas Hensing in his cultural and geographical setting; his fifth is a biography of Hensing; his sixth considers Hensing's chemical examination of the brain and its significance. Hensing's texts are included, with parallel English translations. Appendices include ancillary documentation. Name and subject indexes. An important monograph for historical collections covering biochemistry and neurology.



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