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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Published by Blackwell Pub. in Malden, Mass .
Written in English


  • Lungs -- Diseases, Obstructive,
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement[edited by] Robert Stockley ... [et al.].
ContributionsStockley, Robert A.
LC ClassificationsRC776.O3 C47423 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3398773M
ISBN 101405122897
ISBN 109781405122894
LC Control Number2005012341

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