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Aging of the brain proceedings of the First International Tropon Symposium on Brain Aging, held in Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany, on November 16-18, 1982 by International Tropon Symposium on Brain Aging (1st 1982 Cologne, Germany)

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Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Statementedited by Willem Hendrik Gispen and Jörg Traber.
SeriesDevelopments in neurology ;, v. 7
ContributionsGispen, Willem Hendrik., Traber, Jörg.
LC ClassificationsQP376 .I592 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 317 p. :
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3178199M
ISBN 10044480546X
LC Control Number83020740

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