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Illness and social relations

issues in the sociology of health care

by Evan Willis

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Published by Allen & Unwin in St. Leonards, NSW .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia.,
  • Australia
    • Subjects:
    • Social medicine -- Australia.,
    • Sociology, Medical -- Australia -- collected works.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementEvan Willis.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA418.3.A8 W54 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 204 p. ;
      Number of Pages204
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1185015M
      ISBN 101863734864
      LC Control Number94174207
      OCLC/WorldCa31816712


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