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Petrus Johannes Waardenburg - bibliography

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Dutch ophthalmologist and geneticist, born June 3, 1886, Nijeveen; died 1979.


  • The Human Eye and its Genetic Disorders. 1932.
  • Genetics and Ophthalmology.
    With Adolphe Franceschetti and David Klein. 2 volumes.
  • Het rassenvraagstuk in onzen tijd; Een biologische toelichting.
    Van Loghum Slaterus' Uitgeversmaatschappij N.V., Arnhem 1937. 228 pages
  • Remarkable facts in human albinism and leukism.

  • William E. Thomas MD:
    Karl May. Obituaries:
  • Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, Amsterdam, 1979, 123: 1967.
  • American Journal of Human Genetics, Chicago, 1980, 7: 35.
  • American Journal of Human Genetics, Chicago, 1981, 10: 309.

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