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Samuel Howard Bartley

Born 1901
Died 1988

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American physiologist and psychologist, 1901-1988.

Biography of Samuel Howard Bartley

Samuel Howard Bartley was Professor of Research in the Visual Sciences, Dartmouth Eye Institute, Dartmouth Medical School.

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