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Today In Medical History – January 27

(1621) English doctor Thomas Willis was born. In his book Cerebri anatome, he coined the term neurology and described the anatomy of the brain and nerves.

(1903) Australian neurophysiologist and philosopher John Eccles was born. He shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the synapse, the area between two neurons that allows for communication between them.

(1904) American psychologist James J. Gibson was born. He is known for his work on the brain and visual perception.

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