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Friedrich Paul Reichel - bibliography

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German surgeon, born December 23, 1858, Breslau; died 1934.


  • Die Lehre von der Brucheinklemmung.Stuttgart, 1886.
  • Lehrbuch der Nachbehandlung nach Operationen.
    Wiesbaden, 1897; 2nd edition, 1909, translated into Russian.
  • Verletzungen und Erkrankungen des Kniegelenkes und des Unterschenkels.
    Handbuch der praktischen Chirurgie, volume 4, Stuttgart, 1901; 6th edition, volume 6, 1929.
  • Die Neubildungen des Darmes.
    With M. Stammler. In: Neue deutsche Chirurgie, volume 33, Stuttgart, 1924.

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