The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Cabanis, Pierre Jean George
A celebrated French medical man, born in Cosnac, in the dep. of Charente Inférieure, a pronounced materialist in philosophy, and friend of Mirabeau; attended him in his last illness, and published an account of it; his materialism was of the grossest; treated the soul as a nonentity; and held that the brain secretes thought just as the liver secretes bile (1757-1808).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Cabanis, Pierre Jean George'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/c/cabanis-pierre-jean-george.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.