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Medicine in modern society

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English


  • Medicine -- History.,
  • Medicine.

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StatementDavid Riesman.
SeriesVanuxem lectures ;, 1938.
LC ClassificationsR133 .R53 1938
The Physical Object
Pagination226 p. ;
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6383611M
LC Control Number39005379

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