History of medicine from its origin to the nineteenth century
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Published by Sampson Low in London .
Written in English

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Statement(Pierre-Victor Renouard) ; translated by C.G. Comegys.
ContributionsComegys, Cornelius G.
The Physical Object
Pagination719 p.
Number of Pages719
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19925717M

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