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How NHS neurological treatment is underpinned by centuries of research

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T. Willis “cerebri anatome”, 1664: illustrations. Image credits: Wellcome Collection (leftmiddleright)

Imagine, if you will, mid seventeenth-century England: a country seething with political and religious turmoil after the Civil War. Focus your mind’s eye in particular on the university city of Oxford, and the back room of a tavern in a less frequented part of the city. Here we find one Thomas Willis, graduate of Christ Church and member of the ‘Oxford Philosophical Club’ of experimentalists...

In an article for Medium, Jacqueline Pumphrey, Communications and Public Engagement Officer in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences explores the rich history of how neurological research. 

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