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Arthur Cecil Alport - bibliography

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South African physician, born January 25, 1880, Beaufort West, Karoo region, Western Cape province; died April 17, 1959, London.


  • Malaria and Its Treatment.
    Based on his experience with malaria during the 1915-1918 war.
  • One Hour of Justice: The Black Book of the Egyptian Hospitals. Obituary:
  • British Medical Journal, London, 1959, 1: 1191.
  • Lancet, London, 1959, I: 947.

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