Medieval Contributions to the Search for Truth in Clinical Medicine

  title={Medieval Contributions to the Search for Truth in Clinical Medicine},
  author={Walter J. Daly and Dr D. Craig Brater},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={530 - 540}
  • W. J. DalyD. Brater
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Medicine, History
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
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