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The Last Well Person How to Stay Well Despite the Health-Care System by Nortin M. Hadler

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Published by McGill-Queen"s University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Personal & public health,
  • Popular medicine,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Consumer Health,
  • Health/Fitness,
  • Health Care Delivery,
  • Health Care Issues,
  • Reference,
  • Healthy Living

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8079741M
ISBN 100773532544
ISBN 109780773532540

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