Beyond Nescience: the intersectional insights of health humanities

@article{Squier2007BeyondNT,
  title={Beyond Nescience: the intersectional insights of health humanities},
  author={Susan Merrill Squier},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={50},
  pages={334 - 347}
}
  • S. Squier
  • Published 24 July 2007
  • Art
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
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