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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.

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