Religion & medicine a medical subject analysis and research index with bibliography by Patricia S. Hurley

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Published by ABBE Publishers Association in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Medicine -- Religious aspects -- Bibliography.,
  • Religion and Medicine -- indexes.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 93-135.

Book details

Other titlesReligion and medicine.
StatementPatricia S. Hurley.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ7830.5 .H87 1985, BL65.M4 .H87 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination138 p. ;
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3192750M
ISBN 100881640328, 0881640336
LC Control Number83071656

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