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Richard Holmes Coote - bibliography

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British physician, born November 10, 1817, London; died December 1872.


  • A report upon some of the more important points connected with the treatment of syphilis. London, 1857.
  • Pressure of the axillary vessels and nerve by exostosis from a cervical rib. Interference with the circulation of the arm. Removal of the rib and exostosis. Recovery.
    Medical Times and Gazette, London, 1861; 2: 108.
  • On joint diseases; their pathology . . . . including . . . . deformities and curvatures of the spine. London, 1867. Obituary in Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital Reports, 1873, IX: XXXIX.

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