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American neurologist, born January 20, 1885, Derby, Lucas County, Iowa; died 1961.


  • Dercum, Francis Xavier (1856-1931).
    Biography. 22 pages. A biographical sketch delivered before the American Medical Association, June 4, 1941.
  • Francis X Dercum: Physician, teacher and philosopher.
    The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Chicago, 1942, 96: 529-541.
  • Silas Weir Mitchell, a man of medicine and letters. De Moines, Iowa, 1931.

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