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African medicine in the modern world proceedings of a seminar held in the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, 10 and 11 December, 1986.

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Written in English



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SeriesSeminar proceedings ;, no. 27, Seminar proceedings (University of Edinburgh. Centre of African Studies) ;, no. 27.
ContributionsUniversity of Edinburgh. Centre of African Studies., University of Edinburgh. Dept. of Community Medicine.
LC ClassificationsMLCS 91/02040 (R)
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Pagination222 p. ;
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2478299M
LC Control Number87211699

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