The sociology of health: an introduction by Robert Neal Wilson

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Literaturverz. S. [123] - 128.

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StatementRobert N. Wilson
SeriesStudies in sociology -- 43, Studies in sociology -- 43.
The Physical Object
PaginationXVII, 134 S.
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26643542M
ISBN 10039430795X
ISBN 109780394307954
OCLC/WorldCa246478670

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