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Disease. / Cooper, R. V.

In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Vol. 33, No. 2, 01.07.2002, p. 263-282.

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Cooper, RV 2002, 'Disease.', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 263-282. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0039-3681(02)00018-3

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Cooper, R. V. (2002). Disease. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 33(2), 263-282. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0039-3681(02)00018-3

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Cooper RV. Disease. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 2002 Jul 1;33(2):263-282. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0039-3681(02)00018-3

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Cooper, R. V. / Disease. In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 2002 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 263-282.

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