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discovery of the germ twenty years that transformed the way we think about disease by Waller, John

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Published by Icon in Cambridge .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Germ theory of disease -- History,
  • Bacteria

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-197).

StatementJohn Waller.
SeriesRevolutions in science
The Physical Object
Pagination197 p. :
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21661551M
ISBN 101840463732
OCLC/WorldCa50214755

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