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May 2, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(18):880-881. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430700032005

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There has been lately organized in connection with an eastern university a society the members of which agree to give their brains to be examined after death for the furtherance of scientific knowledge. The Anthropometric Society organized a few years ago has similar provisions for its membership, and it is expected that some valuable results may be obtained in time from this special and rather peculiar line of research. It goes without saying that the examination of the brains will be made by acknowledged experts and with every possible precaution and appliance to insure that in every minute particular it will be fully up to the most recent data of our knowledge of the subject, of cerebral anatomy and physiology. This, however, is not all that is needed; pathology without clinical observation is robbed of more than half its value, and in these cases, every phase and fact of character,

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