History of Western medicine in Zimbabwe
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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, NY .
Written in English



  • Zimbabwe


  • Medicine -- Zimbabwe -- History.,
  • Medical care -- Zimbabwe -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 793-794) and index.

StatementR.T. Mossop.
SeriesStudies in African health and medicine ;, v. 9
LC ClassificationsR653.Z55 M67 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 805 p. :
Number of Pages805
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL696260M
ISBN 100773485368
LC Control Number97043750

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