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Thalassemia recent advances in detection and treatment : international symposium held June 7-11, 1981 in S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari Sardinia, Italy

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Published by A.R. Liss in New York .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementsponsored by March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation ; editors, Antonio Cao, Ugo Carcassi, Peter T. Rowley, associate editor, Natalie W. Paul, assistant editors, Elizabeth O"Brien Eakin, Florence Dickman.
SeriesBirth defects original article series ;, v. 18, no. 7
ContributionsCao, Antonio., Carcassi, Ugo., Rowley, Peter T., 1929-, Paul, Natalie W., March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.
LC ClassificationsRG626 .B63 vol. 18, no. 7, RC641.7.T5 .B63 vol. 18, no. 7
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 377 p. :
Number of Pages377
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3496145M
ISBN 100845110519
LC Control Number82016179

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