Fatal partners, war and disease by Ralph Hermon Major

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Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co. in Garden City, N.Y .

Written in English

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  • War,
  • Communicable diseases,
  • Military history

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Statementby Ralph H. Major.
SeriesAdelaide Nutting historical nursing collection -- AN 0359.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 342 p., [8] leaves of plates
Number of Pages342
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16551337M

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