A cabinet of medical curiosities by Jan Bondeson

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Medicine -- Miscellanea.,
  • Medicine -- Anecdotes.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementJan Bondeson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsR706 .B66 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 250 p. :
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL674586M
ISBN 100801434319
LC Control Number97020749

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