Polymers in medicine and surgery
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Polymers in medicine and surgery VIth International Conference, 12-14 April 1989, Leeuwenhorst Congress Centre, Holland by International Conference on Polymers in Medicine and Surgery (6th 1989 Leeuwenhorst, Netherlands)

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Published by Plastics and Rubber Institute in London, England .
Written in English


  • Polymers in medicine.

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Other titlesPIMS, VI International Conference.
Statement[sponsored by the European Polymer Federation].
ContributionsEuropean Polymer Federation., Plastics and Rubber Institute.
LC ClassificationsR857.P55 I57 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19091666M
ISBN 101871571650

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