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Intense Ultrasound—A New Tool for Neurological Research

  • William J. Fry (a1)

A focused beam of ultrasound can be used to produce selective accurately localized lesions in central nervous systems which are quantitatively reproducible from one animal to another.

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Intense Ultrasound—A New Tool for Neurological Research

  • William J. Fry (a1)
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