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Ludwig Georg Courvoisier - bibliography

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Swiss surgeon, born November 10, 1843, Basel; died April 8, 1918, Basel.


  • Die häusliche Krankenpflege. Basel, 1874; 3rd edition, 1876.
  • Die neurome. Basel, 1886.
  • Kasuistisch-statistische Beiträge zur Pathologie und Chirurgie der Gallenwege. Leipzig, 1890. Obituary and bibliography in Correspondenzblatt für Schweizer Ärzte, Basel, 1918, 48: 1314-1319.

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