Local Microbiologies of Tuberculosis: Insights from the Republic of Georgia

  title={Local Microbiologies of Tuberculosis: Insights from the Republic of Georgia},
  author={Erin Koch},
  journal={Medical Anthropology},
  pages={101 - 81}
  • E. Koch
  • Published 7 January 2011
  • Medicine
  • Medical Anthropology
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