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Screening for Diseases Prevention in Primary Care (Diagnostic Tools) (Diagnostic Tools) (Diagnostic Tools)

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Published by American College of Physicians .
Written in English


  • Clinical & Internal Medicine,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Diseases,
  • Medical,
  • methods,
  • Primary Health Care,
  • Medical screening,
  • Diagnosis,
  • Internal Medicine,
  • Medicine / General,
  • Diagnostic Services,
  • Preventive Health Services

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsVicenza Snow (Editor), Vincenza, M.D. Snow (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9616546M
ISBN 101930513569
ISBN 109781930513563

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