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Plant drugs that changed the world

Taylor, Norman

Plant drugs that changed the world

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Published by Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medicinal plants.,
  • Materia medica, Vegetable.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 255-263.

    Statementwith drawings by Margaret Cosgrove.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQK99 .T35 1966
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 275 p.
    Number of Pages275
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5569185M
    LC Control Number67076286


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