The Social Construction of Illness
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The Social Construction of Illness Historical, Sociological & Anthropological Perspectives (Medizin, Gesellschaft & Geschichte - Beihefte) by Jens Lachmund

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Published by Coronet Books Inc .
Written in English


  • Anthropology,
  • Social issues,
  • Health/Fitness

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9049879M
ISBN 103515058397
ISBN 109783515058391

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