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human brain in the light of its phylogenetic development

Franz Weidenreich

human brain in the light of its phylogenetic development

by Franz Weidenreich

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Published by American Association for the Advancement of Science in [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Brain -- Evolution,
  • Brain -- Phylogeny

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesScientific monthly. Vol. LXVII, no. 2 (August, 1948)
    StatementFranz Weidenreich
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 103-109 :
    Number of Pages109
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15482201M

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