Indian medical indigeneity: from nationalist assertion to the global market

@article{Hardiman2009IndianMI,
  title={Indian medical indigeneity: from nationalist assertion to the global market},
  author={David Hardiman},
  journal={Social History},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={263 - 283}
}
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