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Franz Altherr - bibliography

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Swiss physician, born April 19, 1909, Obfelden, canton Zürich.


  • Über einen Fall von systematisierter Chondromalacie.
    [Medical thesis Zürich, with curriculum vitae]
    Virchows Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin, 1936, 297: 445-479.
    Offprint: Zürich : Druck H. Stürtz A.G., Würzburg, 1936.

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