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Drugs for the elderly

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Published by World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen .
Written in English


  • Geriatric pharmacology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-140) and index.

Statementedited by L. Offerhaus.
SeriesWHO regional publications., no. 71
ContributionsOfferhaus, L., World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe.
LC ClassificationsRC953.7 .D79 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 145 p. ;
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL459936M
ISBN 109289013354
LC Control Number98177897

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