Medicine and Health Care in the Anthropocene : Who Pays and Why? / Cole, Jennifer.

Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet. ed. / Katharine Zywert; Stephen Quilley. Vol. 1 Toronto, Canada : University of Toronto Press, 2020. p. 86-106.

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Medicine and Health Care in the Anthropocene : Who Pays and Why? / Cole, Jennifer.

Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet. ed. / Katharine Zywert; Stephen Quilley. Vol. 1 Toronto, Canada : University of Toronto Press, 2020. p. 86-106.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Cole J. Medicine and Health Care in the Anthropocene: Who Pays and Why? In Zywert K, Quilley S, editors, Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet. Vol. 1. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. 2020. p. 86-106

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Cole, Jennifer. / Medicine and Health Care in the Anthropocene : Who Pays and Why?. Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet. editor / Katharine Zywert ; Stephen Quilley. Vol. 1 Toronto, Canada : University of Toronto Press, 2020. pp. 86-106

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