The impact of microbiology in human development by Fred S. Mhalu

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Published by Dar es Salaam University Press in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Tanzania.

Subjects:

  • Communicable diseases -- Tanzania.,
  • Social medicine -- Tanzania.,
  • Microbiology -- Tanzania.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 22).

Book details

StatementFred Solomon Mhalu.
SeriesProfessorial inaugural lecture / the University of Dar es Salaam, Professorial inaugural lecture (Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA643.7.T34 M47 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p. ;
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1076033M
ISBN 109976600569
LC Control Number93982516
OCLC/WorldCa27200142

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