Anxious times: medicine and modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Anxious times : medicine and modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain. / Bonea, Amelia; Dickson, Melissa; Shuttleworth, Sally; Wallis, Jennifer.

University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019. 336 p. (Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century).

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Harvard

Bonea, A, Dickson, M, Shuttleworth, S & Wallis, J 2019, Anxious times: medicine and modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century, University of Pittsburgh Press.

APA

Bonea, A., Dickson, M., Shuttleworth, S., & Wallis, J. (Accepted/In press). Anxious times: medicine and modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain. (Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century). University of Pittsburgh Press.

Vancouver

Bonea A, Dickson M, Shuttleworth S, Wallis J. Anxious times: medicine and modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019. 336 p. (Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century).

Author

Bonea, Amelia ; Dickson, Melissa ; Shuttleworth, Sally ; Wallis, Jennifer. / Anxious times : medicine and modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019. 336 p. (Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century).

Bibtex

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