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Karl Otto von Eicken - bibliography

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German oto-rhino-laryngologist, born December 31, 1873, Mülheim an der Ruhr; died 1960.


  • Die Untersuchung der Mund- und Rachenhöhle.
    In: Handbuch der Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenheilkunde. Volume 1, Berlin and Munich, 1925.

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