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Brian McArdle - bibliography

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British paediatrician, born April 9, 1911, Balham; died August 1, 2002.


  • Peter Beighton & Gretha Beighton:
    The Man Behind the Syndrome. Springer Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 1986.
    New edition as: The Person Behind the Syndrome. Springer-Verlag London, 1997.
  • Obituary in: GKT gazette – Guy's, King's & St.Thomas's Hospitals Medical & Dental Schools Gazette on the www, September 2002.
  • Caroline Richmond:
    Brian McArdle. One of the last to give his name to an eponymous disease.
    Obituary in the British Medical Journal, August 31, 2002, 325: 497.

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