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Daniel Alcides Carrión - bibliography

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Peruvian medical student, born 1850, Cerro de Pasco, died October 5, 1885.


  • Apuntes sobre la verruga peruana. Posthumous publication, 1886.
    Clinical studies at the Dos de Mayo hospital in Lima, based on nine cases.
  • Erkki Hakulinen:
    Dog i självforsök med den peruanska "nationalsjukdomen".
    Läkartidningen, Stockholm, 1987, 87 (24): 71-72.
    In the series: Mannen bakom syndromet [The Man Behind the Syndrome].

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