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Curtis Lester Mendelson - bibliography

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American obstetrician and cardiologist, born September 4, 1913. New York City.


  • T. F. Baskett:
    Eponyms and names in obstetrics and gynaecology.
    London, Rcog Press, 1996: 147-148.
  • Magnus Carlsson, Göran Lindskog, Fredrik Hammarskjöld:
    Lämnade karriären för et liv som bydoktor på Bahamas.
    In the series: The Man Behind the Syndrome. Läkartidningen, Stockholm, 95 (5): 400-401.

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