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A Profile of Health and Disease in America

Wrynn Smith

A Profile of Health and Disease in America

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Published by Facts on File .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cardiovascular medicine,
  • Epidemiology & medical statistics,
  • Gastroenterology,
  • Gynaecology & obstetrics,
  • Oncology,
  • Psychiatry,
  • Reproductive medicine,
  • Respiratory medicine,
  • Rheumatology,
  • Diseases,
  • Health/Fitness,
  • Public health,
  • United States,
  • Cardiovascular system

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8050551M
    ISBN 100816015880
    ISBN 109780816015887


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