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Immunosuppressive drugs developments in anti-rejection therapy

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Published by E. Arnold in London, Boston .
Written in English


  • Immunosuppressive Agents -- pharmacology,
  • Immunosuppressive Agents -- therapeutic use,
  • Graft Rejection -- drug therapy

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Angus W Thomson and Thomas E Starzl.
ContributionsThomson, Angus W., Starzl, Thomas E. 1926-
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 235 p. :
Number of Pages235
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21712930M
ISBN 100340569514
LC Control Number94030602

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