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role of fluoride in public health, the soundness of fluoridation of communal water supplies a selected bibliography. by Irene Raabe Campbell

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Published by Kettering Laboratory, University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati .
Written in English


  • Fluorides -- Physiological effect -- Bibliography,
  • Water -- Fluoridation -- Bibliography

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ContributionsUniversity of Cincinnati. Kettering Laboratory of Applied Physiology
LC ClassificationsZ6675 W3 C3
The Physical Object
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17222058M

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