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Louis Fischer - bibliography

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Austrian-American physician, born November 21, 1864, Kaschau, Czechoslovakia; died 1944, New York.


  • Infant feeding in its relation to health and disease.
    Philadelphia, 1901; 3rd edition, 1903.
  • Health care of the baby. New York, 1906; 18th edition, 1930.
  • Diseases of infancy and childhood. Philadelphia, 1907; 11th edition, 1928.
  • The health care of the growing child. New York, 1915.

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