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Abdominal pain by Donald J. Currie

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Published by Hemisphere Pub. Corp. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Abdomen -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.,
  • Abdominal pain.,
  • Abdomen.,
  • Pain.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementDonald J. Currie.
LC ClassificationsRC944 .C87
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 233 p. :
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4738276M
ISBN 100070149429
LC Control Number78031413

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