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Tuberculosis in history, from the 17th century to our own times. by Stevenson Lyle Cummins

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Published by Baillie re, Tindall and Cox in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Tuberculosis -- History,
  • Physicians -- Biography,
  • Tuberculosis -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Many of these papers read originally before the Historical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 205 p.,
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14130272M

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