Uncovering cause

  • John Kemm
  • Ann Close
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Abstract

To examine theories about causes of ill health and health and to distinguish well-founded from ill-founded theories.

Keywords

Cholesterol Sugar Starch Tuberculosis Smoke 

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© John Kemm and Ann Close 1995

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  • John Kemm
  • Ann Close

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