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Wilson"s disease a clinician"s guide to recognition, diagnosis, and management by George J. Brewer

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Published by Kluwer Academic in Boston .
Written in English


  • Hepatolenticular degeneration.,
  • Hepatolenticular Degeneration -- diagnosis.,
  • Hepatolenticular Degeneration -- therapy.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [167-178) and index.

Statementby George J. Brewer.
LC ClassificationsRC394.H4 B74 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 190 p. :
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20643642M
ISBN 100792373545
LC Control Number2001023682

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