By Jan Dirk Blom
A Dictionary of Hallucinations is designed to function a reference guide for neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychiatric citizens, psychologists, neurologists, historians of psychiatry, common practitioners, and lecturers dealing professionally with innovations of hallucinations and different sensory deceptions.
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A Dictionary of Hallucinations by Jan Dirk Blom