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German dermatologist, born February 11, 1865, New York; died 1952.


  • Syphilis und syphilisähnliche Erkrankungen des Mundes.
    Berlin and Vienna; 3rd edition, 1922.
  • Hautkrankheiten und Mundschleimhaut.
    Handbuch der Haut- und Geschelchtskrankheiten, volume 14; Berlin, 1922.

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