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Published by Ibadan University Press in Ibadan, Nigeria .
Written in English



  • Africa, West.,
  • Africa, West,
  • Nigeria


  • Medicine -- Africa, West.,
  • Tropical medicine.,
  • Medicine -- Africa, West -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.,
  • Physicians -- Nigeria -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statementedited with an introduction by Adelola Adeloye.
ContributionsAdeloye, Adelola.
LC ClassificationsR653.W47 N53
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 299 p. :
Number of Pages299
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4171921M
ISBN 109781210184
LC Control Number80154928

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