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William John Adie - bibliography

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Biography

British physician and neurologist, born October 31, 1886, Geelong, Victoria, Australia; died March 17, 1935.

Bibliography

  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.
  • Peter Beighton & Gretha Beighton:
    The Person Behind the Syndrome. Springer-Verlag London Limited, 1997.
  • Magnus Carlson:
    Vann ofrivillig seger i akademisk strid.
    Läkartidningen, Stockholm, May 15, 1996, 93 (20): 1966-1969.
    In the series: Mannen bakom syndromet [The Man Behind the Syndrome].
  • Jeremy M. Norman, editor:
    Morton’s Medical Bibliography. An annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine (Garrison and Morton).
    Fifth edition. Scolar Press, 1991.

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