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J. W. van der Valk

Born  1877
Died  1929

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Dutch dermatologist, born 1877, Amsterdam; died 1929.

Biography of J. W. van der Valk

J. W. van der Valk studied in Amsterdam and Leyden. In 1906 he became assistant in the university clinic for skin- and venereal diseases in Amsterdam and from 1909 to 1924 was chief physician in the department of diseases of the skin at the Wilhelmina-Gasthuis. He obtained his medical doctorate in 1910. In 1924 he became professor of dermatology in Groningen.


  • Bijdrage tot de kennis van de geschiedenis der syphilis in ons land.
    Amsterdam, 1910. 158 pages.
    History of the syphils in the Netherlands
  • Leiddraad bij de verpleging van huid-en geschlachtsziekten.
    Amsterdam, 1916; 2nd edition, 1924.
  • Syphilis van mond en keel. Amsterdam, 1917. 71 pages.
  • Huidziekten en inwendige geneeskunde. Groningen, 1924.

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