Refiguring Unani Tibb. Plural Healing in Late Colonial India

  title={Refiguring Unani Tibb. Plural Healing in Late Colonial India},
  author={Waltraud Ernst},
  journal={Social History of Medicine},
  • W. Ernst
  • Published 1 August 2008
  • History
  • Social History of Medicine
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