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Werlhof's disease


Werlhof's disease

noun Werl·hof's disease \ˈver(-ə)l-ˌhōfs-\

Definition of WERLHOF'S DISEASE

Biographical Note for WERLHOF'S DISEASE

Werlhof, Paul Gottlieb (1699–1767), German physician. Werlhof served as the court physician at Hannover, Germany. In 1735 he published a classic description of thrombocytopenic purpura, now also known as Werlhof's disease.
February 27, 2015
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