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Alfred Fabian Hess - bibliography

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American physician, born October 19, 1875, New York; died 1933.


  • Gustav Pommer (1851-1935:
    Untersuchungen ├╝ber Osteomalacie und Rachitis. Leipzig, F. C. W. Vogel, 1885.
    Hess considered this the foremost contribution to the subject during the 19th century. Alfred Fabian Hess:
  • German measles (rubella): an experimental study.
    The Archives of Internal Medicine, Chicago, 1914, 13: 913-916.
    Experimental proof that rubella is caused by a virus.
  • Scurvy, past and present.
    Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1920. Includes a history and bibliography.
  • Rickets, including osteomalacia and tetany. Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1929.
    Hess made numerous clinical observations on rickets and scurvy and discovered that antirachitic properties could be imparted to certain oils and to food by exposing them to ultra-violet rays. His book includes an important history and bibliography of the subject.

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