Health care of the American Indian
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Health care of the American Indian by American Medical Association. Committee on Health Care of the Poor. Committee on Government Medical Services.

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Published by American Medical Association in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Delivery of Health Care.,
  • Indians, North American.,
  • Health Planning.

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Edition Notes

Statementadopted by the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, December 1973, Anaheim, California.
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p.
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14738451M

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