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Cushman Davis Haagensen - bibliography

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American surgeon, born July 6, 1900; died September 10, 1990.


  • The Breast. Scribner, May 1985.
  • Diseases of the Breast.
    W. B. Saunders Company; 1971. 2nd edition 1971; 3rd edition, 1986.
  • An exhibit of important books, papers, and memorabilia illustrating the evolution of the knowledge of cancer.
    The American Journal of Cancer, Lancaster, Pa, 1933, 18: 42-126
  • A Hundred years of Medicine.
    With Wyndham. E. B. Lloyd. New York, 1943. XII + 444 pages.

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