Mediating illness: newspaper coverage of tranquilliser dependence. / Gabe, Jonathan; Gustafsson, U.; Bury, M.

In: Sociology of Health and Illness , Vol. 13, No. 3, 1991, p. 332-353.

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Mediating illness: newspaper coverage of tranquilliser dependence. / Gabe, Jonathan; Gustafsson, U.; Bury, M.

In: Sociology of Health and Illness , Vol. 13, No. 3, 1991, p. 332-353.

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Gabe, J, Gustafsson, U & Bury, M 1991, 'Mediating illness: newspaper coverage of tranquilliser dependence', Sociology of Health and Illness , vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 332-353. <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.ep10492133/pdf>

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Gabe J, Gustafsson U, Bury M. Mediating illness: newspaper coverage of tranquilliser dependence. Sociology of Health and Illness . 1991;13(3):332-353.

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Gabe, Jonathan ; Gustafsson, U. ; Bury, M. / Mediating illness: newspaper coverage of tranquilliser dependence. In: Sociology of Health and Illness . 1991 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 332-353.

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