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Achille-Louis-François Foville - bibliography

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French neurologist and psychiatrist, born 1799, Pontoise, département Seine-et-Oise; died June 22, 1878, Toulouse.


  • Sur les causes et le siège des maladies mentales.
    Early work, with Delaye. 1820.
  • Traité complet de l’anatomie, de la physiologie et de la pathologie du système nerveux cérébro-spinal.

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