Commodification of Human Tissue

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Commodification of Human Tissue. / Widdows, Heather; Marway, Herjeet; Johnson, Sarah-Louise.

Handbook of Global Bioethics. ed. / B. Gordijin; Henk A.M.J. ten Have. Netherlands : Springer, 2014. p. 581-598.

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Widdows, H, Marway, H & Johnson, S-L 2014, Commodification of Human Tissue. in B Gordijin & HAMJ ten Have (eds), Handbook of Global Bioethics. Springer, Netherlands, pp. 581-598. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2512-6_104

APA

Widdows, H., Marway, H., & Johnson, S-L. (2014). Commodification of Human Tissue. In B. Gordijin, & H. A. M. J. ten Have (Eds.), Handbook of Global Bioethics (pp. 581-598). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2512-6_104

Vancouver

Widdows H, Marway H, Johnson S-L. Commodification of Human Tissue. In Gordijin B, ten Have HAMJ, editors, Handbook of Global Bioethics. Netherlands: Springer. 2014. p. 581-598 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2512-6_104

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Widdows, Heather ; Marway, Herjeet ; Johnson, Sarah-Louise. / Commodification of Human Tissue. Handbook of Global Bioethics. editor / B. Gordijin ; Henk A.M.J. ten Have. Netherlands : Springer, 2014. pp. 581-598

Bibtex

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