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Walter Achenbach


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German internist.

Biography of Walter Achenbach


  • Habilitation thesis. Cologne, 1956.
  • Das paroxysmale Handhämatom. Medizinische Klinik, 1958: 2138.
  • Ematomi parossistici della mano. Athena, Rome, 1957, 23: 187-189.
  • In Jürgens-Deutsch (Hrsg):
    Hämorrhagische Diathesen, internationales Symposium.

    Springer, Wien. 1955.

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