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Willem Johan Kolff

Scientist, Doctor, Inventor (14-Feb-1911 — 11-Feb-2009)


Herman Broers. Inventor for Life: The Story of W. J. Kolff, Father of Artificial Organs. Kampen, Netherlands: B&V Media Publishers. 2007. 260pp.

Paul Heiney. The Nuts and Bolts of Life: Willem Kolff and the Invention of the Kidney Machine. Stroud, England: Sutton Publishing Ltd.. 2002. 232pp.

Jacob van Noordwijk. Dialysing for Life: The Development of the Artificial Kidney. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2001. 114pp.


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