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William Morrant Baker - bibliography

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English surgeon, born October 20, 1839, Andover; died October 3, 1896, Pulborough, Sussex.


    Baker was the editor of:
  • Handbook of Physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes (1823-1864). This book was first published by Kirkes and Sir James Paget (1814-1899) in 1848, later 3rd to 5th edition by Kirkes alone. Baker published:
  • Statistics of cancer.
    Transactions of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of London, Vol. XIV. Baker wrote:
  • Erythema serpens.
    St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Reports, 1873, 9: 198-211.
    Rosenbach’s erysipeloid.
  • The formation of abnormal synovial cysts in connection with the joints. II.
    Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital Reports, London, 1885; 21: 177-190.
    Baker’s cyst.
  • Baker's cyst: formation of abnormal synovial cysts in connection with joints.
    Medical Classics, 1941; 5: 805-820.

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