Mexico"s ancient and native remedies
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Mexico"s ancient and native remedies a handbook of testimonials and historic references for modern use. by Evelyne Winter

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Published by Editorial Fournier in Mexico .
Written in English



  • Mexico.


  • Traditional medicine -- Mexico.,
  • Materia medica, Vegetable -- Mexico.,
  • Ethnobotany -- Mexico.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [179]-180.

LC ClassificationsR466 .W5
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 182 p.
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5486003M
LC Control Number73298187

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