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Dutch surgeon, born December 20, 1847, Dokkum, died June 20, 1918, Utrecht.


  • Beiträge zur Theorie der Herz- und Arterientöne.
    Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medizin, 1874, 15: 77-98.
  • Zur Genese der Herztöne. Archiv für die gesammte Physiologie des Menschen und der Thiere. Bonn, 1880, 23: 275-278.

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