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Medicine, magic, and religion

Rivers, W. H. R.

Medicine, magic, and religion

the FitzPatrick lectures delivered before the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1915 and 1916

by Rivers, W. H. R.

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Published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Magic,
  • Traditional medicine,
  • Religion

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby W.H.R. Rivers ; with a preface by G. Elliot Smith.
    SeriesFitzpatrick lectures -- 1915-1916, International library of psychology, philosophy, and scientific method
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 146p. ;
    Number of Pages146
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19401857M


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