Warning--the media may be harmful to your health!
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Warning--the media may be harmful to your health! a consumer"s guide to medical news and advertising by Ralph C. Heussner

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Published by Andrews and McMeel in Kansas City, Mo .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Mass media in health education -- United States.,
  • Advertising -- Medicine -- United States.,
  • Consumer education -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementby Ralph C. Heussner, Jr. and Marla E. Salmon.
ContributionsSalmon, Marla E.
LC ClassificationsRA440.5 .H48 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 221 p. ;
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2047048M
ISBN 100836224256
LC Control Number88024241

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