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Edward Alfred Cockayne - bibliography

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Biography

English physician, born 1880, Sheffield¸ died 1956.

Bibliography

  • Inherited Abnormalities of the Skin and its Appendages. 1933.
    This was the first book to be exclusively concerned with the genodermatoses, containing an extensive collation of pedigrees from the literature. This was the first book to be exclusively concerned with the genodermatoses, containing an extensive collation of pedigrees from the literature.
  • V. A. McKusick:
    Genetics and dermatology, or if I were to rewrite Cockayne's Inherited Abnormalities of the Skin.
    Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Baltimore, 1973, 60: 343-359.
    This work also provides biographical information on Cockayne, including his important contributions to entomology. Obituaries:
  • British Medical Journal, London, 1956, II: 1370.
  • Lancet, London, 1956, II: 1220.

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