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The Brain of Laplace


THE bicentenary of the death of Newton (March 20, 1727) is within a fortnight of the centenary of the death of Laplace (March 5, 1827), and no one acquainted with the work of both can think of one or other except in association. It may, therefore, not be an unfitting occasion to refer to an historical point with regard to the great Frenchman, when we are celebrating the great Englishman.

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  1. Published by Magendie in his own Journal de Physiologie expdrinentale et pathologique, Tome 8, p. 228; 1828.

  2. The mother of Joanna Baillie was sister of William and John Hunter.

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PEARSON, K. The Brain of Laplace. Nature 119, 560 (1927).

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