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Pavlov is to the physiologist of the brain what Galileo was to the physical scientist, for Pavlov was the first to introduce the experimental method into the physiology of the cerebral function. This he did by his indomitable courage, his skill in the performance of operations, and his ingenuity in devising methods.
At the present time Pavlov is best known for his achievements by the method of the conditional reflex, but when the reviewer was a medical student the conditional reflex did not exist in American medical literature, and Pavlov was then known as a great figure in the physiology
Pavlov, A Biography.. Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:996–997. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-5-996
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(5):996-997.
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