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Joseph Bancroft - bibliography

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Biography

English physician, born 1836, Stretford, near Manchester; died summer 1894.

Bibliography

    Biographical:
  • Harry Wain:
    The Story Behind the Word. Some Interesting Origins of Medical Terms.
    Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas, 1958.
    Published simultaneously in the British Commonwealth of Nations by Blackwell Scientific Publications, Ltd, Oxford, England.
    Published simultaneously in Canada by the Ryerson Press, Toronto.
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.
  • Isidor Fischer, publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte der letzten fünfzig Jahre.
    Berlin – Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1932.
  • Gottlieb Olpp (1872-1950):
    Hervorragende Tropenärzte in Wort und Bild.
    München, Otto Gmelin, 1932, page 27.
We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.

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