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role of occupational factors in brain cancer aetiology

Alice Choi

role of occupational factors in brain cancer aetiology

an epidemiological study

by Alice Choi

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D) - University of Birmingham, Institute of Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, 1995.

Statementby Alice Choi.
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Open LibraryOL17270006M


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