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"Bringing beauty and brightness to the backstreets": health education and public health in England and Wales, 1890-1940

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"Bringing beauty and brightness to the backstreets" : health education and public health in England and Wales, 1890-1940. / Welshman, John.

In: Health Education Journal, Vol. 56, No. 2, 06.1997, p. 199-209.

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