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Medical power and social knowledge by Bryan S. Turner

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Published by Sage Publications in London, Thousand Oaks .
Written in English


  • Social medicine.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [240]-264) and index.

StatementBryan S. Turner, with Colin Samson.
ContributionsSamson, Colin.
LC ClassificationsRA418 .T913 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination273 p. :
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL819668M
ISBN 100803975988, 0803975996
LC Control Number95070832

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