History of arsenic in medicine
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Published by s.n.] in [Portland, OR .
Written in English


  • Arsenic -- history.

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Edition Notes

Read before the University of Oregon Medical School Medical History Club, Jan. 28, 1936.

Statementby Kenneth C. Swan.
ContributionsUniversity of Oregon. Medical School. Medical History Club.
The Physical Object
Pagination[23] p. ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14743833M

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