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Julia Bell - bibliography

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English human geneticist, born January 28, 1879; died 1979.


  • Retinitis pigmentosa and allied diseases of the eye.
    In: Pearson, K., ed. The Treasury of Human Inheritance. Vol 2. London: Cambridge University Press, pp 1–28 (1922)
    A compilation of the entire world literature on Retinitis pigmentosa, with pedigrees.
  • Dystrophia myotonica and allied disease.
    In: The Treasury of Human Inheritance IV. Nervous diseases and muscular dystrophies, vol. 5, p 343.

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