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Published by Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Bethesda, Md.], Washington .
Written in English


  • Diabetes.

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April 1980.

SeriesDHHS publication -- no. (NIH) 80-2098
ContributionsNational Institutes of Health (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination[11] p. :
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16421707M

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