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Jacques Calvé - bibliography

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French orthopaedic surgeon, born August 18, 1875, Paris; died 1954, Berck-sur-Mer.


  • Les appareils plâtrés.
    With Marcel Galland (born 1888). Paris, 1917.
  • Sur un nouveau traitement des paraplégies pottiques.
    Paris, 1918.

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