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Carl Behr - bibliography

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German ophthalmologist, born October 28, 1874, Hamburg; died 1943.


  • Die Lehre von den Pupillenbewegungen. Berlin, 1925.
  • Lider-Tränensekretion, Trigeminus, Pupille, Akkomodation, Heterochromie, Sympathikus. With Hermann Wilbrand (1851-1935).
    In: Handbuch der Neurologie des Auges, 1st supplementary volume, Munich 1927
    Supplementary volume to: Hans Wilbrand and Alfred Saenger (1860-1921), publishers: Die Neurologie des Auges: ein Handbuch für Nerven- und Augenärtze. Wiesbaden, Verlag von J.F. Bergmann, 9 volumes. 1900-1922.
  • Peter Beighton & Gretha Beighton:
    The Man Behind the Syndrome.
    Springer Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 1986. Page 206.

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