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James Purdon Martin - bibliography

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British physician, born June 11, 1893, near Jordanstown, County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland; died 1984, National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London.


  • The Basal Ganglia and Posture. Pitman Medical Publishing Co Ltd, 1967.

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