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André Léri - bibliography

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French physician, born 1875, Paris; died September 8, 1930, Switzerland.


  • Cécité et tabes. Paris, 1904.
  • Spondylose rhizomélique.
    Handbuch der Neurologie. Volume 2. Berlin, 1911.
  • Die Akromegalie.
  • Die Pagetsche Knochenkrankheit. With Pierre Marie.
    Handbuch der Neurologie. Volume 4. Berlin, 1913.
  • Commotions et émotions de guerre.
    Berlin, 1918. Translated into English.
  • Etudes sue les affections des os et des articulations.
    Berlin, 1926.

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