Undermining Science

Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration by Seth Shulman

Publisher: University of California Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Health systems & services,
  • History of science,
  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT,
  • Political Science,
  • Science,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Government - Executive Branch,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • History,
  • Political Science / General,
  • General,
  • Health Care Delivery
  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10435048M
    ISBN 100520256263
    ISBN 109780520256262

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