Ladders, pyramids and champagne: the iconography of health inequities

@article{Krieger2008LaddersPA,
  title={Ladders, pyramids and champagne: the iconography of health inequities},
  author={Nancy Krieger},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology \& Community Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={62},
  pages={1098 - 1104}
}
  • N. Krieger
  • Published 13 November 2008
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
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