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Edgar Otto Conrad von Gierke - bibliography

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German pathologist, born February 9, 1877, Breslau (Wroclaw), Silesia; died 1945.


  • Taschenbuch der pathologischen Anatomie. Leipzig, 1911; 10th edition, 1929.
  • Grundriss der Sektionstechnik.
    Freiburg, 1912; 5th edition, 1918.
  • Bauchfell.
    In Handbuch der pathologischen Anatomie. Volume 4, 1. Berlin, 1926.
  • Hepato-nephromegalia glycogenica (Glycogenspeicherkrankheit der Leber und Nieren).
    Beiträge zur pathologischen Anatomie und zur allgemeinen Pathologie, Jena, 1929, 82: 497-513.
  • W. Gusek:
    Die Pathologie in Karlsruhe.
    Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pathologie, Stuttgart, 1973, 57: 28.

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