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Alexander Ashley Weech

Born  1895
Died  1977

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American physician, 1895-1977.

Biography of Alexander Ashley Weech


  • A. A. Weech:
    Hereditary ectodermal dysplasia (congenital ectodermal defect). A report of two cases.
    American Journal of Diseases of Children, Chicago, 1929, 7: 766-790.
    Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome.
  • S. Krugman:
    Alexander Ashley Weech 1895-1977. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians, Philadelphia, 1978, 91: 48-50.
We thank Grace E. Jacobs for information submitted.

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