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"WMS: Snow on the mind of mankind"

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(16 March 1844)

Regular weekly meeting of the Westminster Medical Society on the evening of 16 March 1844.

After short case presentation by Snow of aortic aneurism, the Society turned to discussion of Dr. Wigan's paper from the previous meeting. Discussion "was commenced by Mr. Snow, who said that whilst he admitted that each hemisphere of the brain was a perfect organ in itself, and capable of performing its functions in some cases in the absence of its fellow, he could not consent to the propriety of speaking of the mind as being double. . . ." Please consult the PDF above, from the Lancet 1 (1844): 85, for the remainder of Snow's comments on the mind.

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