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Walter Dössekker - bibliography

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Swiss dermatologist, born August 15, 1868, Muri, Canton Argovia; died August 6, 1962, Baden, Canton Argovia.


  • Klinischer Beitrag zur Lehre von den Urachuscysten.
    Med. thesis, Zurich 1892. Tübingen : Leupp, 1892.
    (Offprint of Beiträge zur klinischen Chirurgie, volume 10)
  • Reinhold Bosch:
    Die Familie Dößekel von Seon.
    Heimatkunde aus dem Seetal, 35./36. Jg. 1960-1962, Seengen 1963, pp. 97-98.
  • Sabine Wyss:
    Radiologie in Bern : 1896-1946. Bern 1995. (Med. thesis Bern).

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