Urban and rural health care in the Americas.
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Published by Hope Press, Project Hope Health Sciences Education Center in Millwood, Va .
Written in English



  • America


  • Health planning -- America -- Congresses.,
  • Health planning -- Congresses.,
  • Urban health -- America -- Congresses.,
  • Rural health services -- America -- Congresses.

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SeriesA Project HOPE conference report, Project HOPE conference report.
ContributionsProject Hope.
LC ClassificationsRA395.A56 U7
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4153281M
LC Control Number80133124

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