Measurements in medicine
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Measurements in medicine some epidemiological contributions to the etiology and control of infection. by Robert Cruickshank

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Published by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in Edinburgh .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biometry.,
  • Epidemiology.

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Edition Notes

Lister Fellowship Lectures.

SeriesRoyal College of Physicians of Edinburgh publication -- no. 15
The Physical Object
Pagination46 p. :
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19979140M

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