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Kaare Kristian Nygaard - bibliography

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Norwegian-American physician, born November 24, 1903, Lillehammer, Norway; died April 22, 1989, Scarsdale, New York.


  • Hemorrhagic Diseases: Photo-electric study of Blood Coagulability.
    St. Louis, C. V. Mosby Company, 1941.
  • Knife, Life and Bronzes. 1986.

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