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medical statistician of a century and a half ago

E. M. Brockbank

medical statistician of a century and a half ago

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Published by Norbury, Lockwood & Co. in Manchester .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Percival, Thomas, -- 1740-1804.,
  • Medical statistics.,
  • Statisticians -- Great Britain.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby E. M. Brockbank.
    ContributionsManchester Statistical Society.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24p. ;
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19010644M

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