Health policies and Black Americans



Publisher: Transaction Publishers in New Brunswick (U.S.A.)

Written in English
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  • United States.

Subjects:

  • African Americans -- Health and hygiene,
  • Medical policy -- United States,
  • Blacks -- United States,
  • Health Policy -- United States

Edition Notes

Statementedited by David P. Willis.
ContributionsWillis, David P.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA448.5.N4 C87 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination531 p. :
Number of Pages531
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2032888M
ISBN 100887382495
LC Control Number88008633
OCLC/WorldCa18135560

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