Epidemiology and biology of lung cancer
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Published by Hokkaido University School of Medicine in Sapporo, Japan .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Lung Neoplasms -- epidemiology -- Japan.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 159-171.

Statementby Yoshikazu Kawakami and Hiroshi Miyamoto.
SeriesHokkaido University Medical Library series -- v. 23
ContributionsMiyamoto, Hiroshi, 1917-
The Physical Object
Pagination[x], 171 p. :
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14741184M

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