Yellow fever in Latin America
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Yellow fever in Latin America a geographical study by Ward, James S.

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Published by University of Liverpool, Centre for Latin-American Studies in Liverpool .
Written in English



  • Latin America.


  • Yellow fever -- Latin America.,
  • Medical geography -- Latin America.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 42-48.

Statementby James S. Ward.
SeriesUniversity of Liverpool. Centre for Latin American Studies. Monograph series, no. 3, Monograph series (University of Liverpool. Centre for Latin-American Studies) ;, no. 3.
LC ClassificationsRA644.Y4 W37
The Physical Object
Pagination[9], 49 p., [18] leaves.
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5083755M
ISBN 100902806025
LC Control Number74154857

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