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Norman Geschwind (1926–1984)

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Many thanks to Noam Chomsky and Antonio Damasio for their kind and thoughtful suggestions on the manuscript and to Steven Schachter for providing the photo of Norman Geschwind.

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Sandrone, S. Norman Geschwind (1926–1984). J Neurol 260, 3197–3198 (2013).

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