Health & disease in Britain
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Health & disease in Britain from prehistory to the present day by Charlotte A. Roberts

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Published by Sutton Pub. in Stroud, Gloucestershire .
Written in English


  • Public health -- Great Britain -- History,
  • Diseases -- Great Britain -- History,
  • Diseases and history -- Great Britain

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-465) and index.

Other titlesHealth and disease in Britain.
StatementCharlotte Roberts & Margaret Cox.
ContributionsCox, Margaret, 1950-
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 476 p. :
Number of Pages476
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17617805M
ISBN 100750918446

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