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polio story

Peter Jack Fisher

polio story

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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poliomyelitis -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] P.J. Fisher.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC180.9 .F5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination xiii, 125 p.
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5565174M
    LC Control Number67069952
    OCLC/WorldCa2093926


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