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Space and Time in 100 Million Words: Health and Disease in a Nineteenth-century Newspaper

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Space and Time in 100 Million Words : Health and Disease in a Nineteenth-century Newspaper. / Porter, Catherine; Atkinson, Paul; Gregory, Ian Norman.

In: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, Vol. 12, No. 2, 24.10.2018, p. 196-216.

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Porter, C, Atkinson, P & Gregory, IN 2018, 'Space and Time in 100 Million Words: Health and Disease in a Nineteenth-century Newspaper', International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 196-216. https://doi.org/10.3366/ijhac.2018.0222

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Porter, C., Atkinson, P., & Gregory, I. N. (2018). Space and Time in 100 Million Words: Health and Disease in a Nineteenth-century Newspaper. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 12(2), 196-216. https://doi.org/10.3366/ijhac.2018.0222

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Porter C, Atkinson P, Gregory IN. Space and Time in 100 Million Words: Health and Disease in a Nineteenth-century Newspaper. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 2018 Oct 24;12(2):196-216. doi: 10.3366/ijhac.2018.0222

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Porter, Catherine ; Atkinson, Paul ; Gregory, Ian Norman. / Space and Time in 100 Million Words : Health and Disease in a Nineteenth-century Newspaper. In: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 2018 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 196-216.

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