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Sickness and health in America

readings in the history of medicine and public health

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Published by University of Wisconsin Press in Madison, Wis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History, Modern 1601-,
  • Delivery of Health Care -- history,
  • Public Health -- history,
  • United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSickness & health in America
    Statementedited by Judith Walzer Leavitt and Ronald L. Numbers.
    ContributionsLeavitt, Judith Walzer., Numbers, Ronald L.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 587 p. :
    Number of Pages587
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22163399M
    ISBN 100299153207, 029915324X
    LC Control Number96-44916


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