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Published by Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL .
Written in English


  • Rural health services -- United States.

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Statementby LaVonne A. Straub and Kay Schraith.
ContributionsSchraith, Kay., Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 38 p. :
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17653984M

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