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Sir Wilfrid Percy Henry Sheldon - bibliography

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Biography

British paediatrician, born November 23, 1901; died September 9, 1983.

Bibliography

  • Text Book of Diseases of Infancy and Childhood. 1936. 8th edition, 1962. Obituary: British Medical Journal 1983, 287: 918, 992 and 1146.

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