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Brief history of plague

Scott McKeown

Brief history of plague

by Scott McKeown

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Published by s.n.] in [Portland, OR .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plague -- history.

  • Edition Notes

    Read before the University of Oregon Medical School Medical History Club, Dec. 12, 1941.

    Statementby Scott McKeown.
    ContributionsUniversity of Oregon. Medical School. Medical History Club.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination12 p. ;
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17840374M

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