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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Europe,
  • Great Britain,
  • Great Britain.

Subjects:

  • Medicine -- Europe -- History -- 18th century,
  • Medicine -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century,
  • History of Medicine, 18th century,
  • History of Medicine, 18th century -- Great Britain

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Andrew Cunningham and Roger French.
ContributionsCunningham, Andrew, Dr., French, R. K.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsR148 .M36 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 330 p. :
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2197533M
ISBN 100521382351
LC Control Number89017258

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