Laboratory tests in the rheumatic diseases standardization in clinical-laboratory investigation

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Statementedited by D. C. Dumonde and M. W. Seward.
ContributionsDumonde, Dudley Cohen., Seward, M. W.
LC ClassificationsRC927 .L3, RC927 L3
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Paginationxviii, 324 p. :
Number of Pages324
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Open LibraryOL22340724M
ISBN 100852001959, 0839113641

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