By Canguilhem Georges
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This cutting edge 7-vol. set deals a very good, interdisciplinary method of studying through integrating very important topics: technological know-how and background. The volumes are chronologically ordered from 2000 B. C. to the current, addressing a wide selection of medical advancements with reasons of underlying elements and their results on politics, economics, tradition and lifestyle.
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A vital rationalist by Canguilhem Georges
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