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Franz Volhard - bibliography

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German internist, born May 2, 1872, Munich; died May 24, 1950, Frankfurt am Main.


  • Die Brightsche Nierenkrankheit.
    With Karl Theodor Fahr. Berlin, J. Springer, 1914.
    First full description of pure nephrosis, relating clinical features to morbid anatomy.
  • Ueber Erkennung und Behandlung der Umklammerung des Herzens durch schwielige Parikarditis.
    With Viktor Schmieden (1874-1945).
    Klinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1923, 2: 5-9.
    First complete pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis.
  • Die doppelseitigen h√§matogenen Nierenerkrankungen (Brightsche Krankheit). Berlin, 1918; 2nd edition, 1931.
  • Die klinischen Methoden der Nierenfunktionspr√ľfung.
    With Friedrich Erwin Becher (1890-1949). Berlin and Vienna, 1929.
  • Handbuch der Nierenkrankheiten. 1931.
  • Nierenkrankheiten. 2 volumes; Jena 1944/1947.
  • Nieren und ableitende Harnwege. With Friedrich Suter (1870-).
    In: Handbuch der inneren Medizin, 2nd editon, volume 6; Berlin, 1931.

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