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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


  • Social classes -- England.,
  • Social medicine -- England.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesThe health divide.
StatementSir Douglas Black ... [et al.] ; edited by Peter Townsend and Nick Davidson. The health divide / Margaret Whitehead.
SeriesPelican books
ContributionsBlack, Douglas, Sir., Davidson, Nick., Townsend, Peter, 1928-
LC ClassificationsRA418.3.G7 I82 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 399 p. :
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20347744M
ISBN 100140228039

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