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Wolfgang Stock - bibliography

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German ophthalmologist, born April 26, 1874, Bönnigheim, Württemberg; died 1956.


  • Tuberkulose als Ätiologie der chronischen Entzündungen des Auges und seiner Adnexe.
    Leipzig, 1907.
  • Pathologie der Tränenorgane. In: Handbuch der Augenheilkunde, volume 9; Berlin, 1925.
  • Röntgenbehandlung in der Augenheilkunde.
    In Ludwig Mann and H. Borutteau: Handbuch der gesamten medizinischen Anwendung der Elektrizität. Volume 3; Leipzig, 1928.

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