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William Hunter - bibliography

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Scottish physician, born June 1, 1861, Ballantrae on the Ayrshire coast; died 1937.


  • Oral sepsis as a cause of septic gastritis. London, 1901.
  • Pernicious anaemia. London, 1901.
  • Severest anaemias. London, 1909.
  • Historical account of Charing Cross Hospital and Medical School (University of London). London, 1914.
  • Serbian epidemics of typhus and relapsing fever in 1915. London 1920.

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