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Henry Wellcome by Robert Rhodes James

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Published by Hoder & Stoughton in London .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Wellcome, Henry S. Sir, 1853-1936.,
  • Wellcome, Henry S. Sir, 1853-1936.,
  • Wellcome Foundation Ltd.,
  • Wellcome Trust (London, England),
  • Wellcome Foundation Ltd.,
  • Burroughs Wellcome Company -- History.,
  • Pharmacists -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Philanthropists -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Pharmacy -- biography.,
  • Pharmacy -- history.,
  • Technology, Pharmaceutical -- history.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRobert Rhodes James.
LC ClassificationsRS73.W45 J35 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 422 p., [48] p. of plates :
Number of Pages422
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL890943M
ISBN 100340606177
LC Control Number95180956

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