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The Meaning of illness

The Meaning of illness

anthropology, history, and sociology

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Published by Harwood Academic Publishers in Australia, United States .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social medicine,
  • Diseases -- Social aspects,
  • Medical anthropology

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Marc Auge and Claudine Herzlich ; translated from the French by Katherine J. Durnin ... [et al.]
    SeriesSocial orders -- v. 5
    ContributionsAuge, Marc, Herzlich, Claudine
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 231 p. :
    Number of Pages231
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16944107M
    ISBN 103718652072


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