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Alcohol and the human body

Horsley, Victor Sir

Alcohol and the human body

an introduction to the study of the subject, and a contribution to national health

by Horsley, Victor Sir

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alcohol -- Physiological effect

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby Sir Victor Horsley and Mary D. Sturge ; with a chapter by Arthur Newsholme.
    ContributionsSturge, Mary Darby, Newsholme, Arthur, Sir, 1857-1943.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 344 p., 14 plates (some folded) :
    Number of Pages344
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17406143M


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Alcohol and the human body. by Horsley, Victor, Sir, ; Newsholme, Arthur, Sir, ; Sturge, Mary D. (Mary Darby) Publication date Topics Alcohol in the body, Alcohol Publisher London, Macmillan Collection medicalheritagelibrary; cushingwhitneymedicallibrary; americanaPages:   This video traces the course of alcohol through the body.

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