Chronic illness as biographical contingency? Young people's experience of asthma. / Monaghan, Lee F.; Gabe, Jonathan.

In: Sociology of Health and Illness , Vol. 37, No. 8, 11.2015, p. 1236–1253.

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Chronic illness as biographical contingency? Young people's experience of asthma. / Monaghan, Lee F.; Gabe, Jonathan.

In: Sociology of Health and Illness , Vol. 37, No. 8, 11.2015, p. 1236–1253.

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Monaghan, LF & Gabe, J 2015, 'Chronic illness as biographical contingency? Young people's experience of asthma', Sociology of Health and Illness , vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 1236–1253. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12301

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Monaghan, Lee F. ; Gabe, Jonathan. / Chronic illness as biographical contingency? Young people's experience of asthma. In: Sociology of Health and Illness . 2015 ; Vol. 37, No. 8. pp. 1236–1253.

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