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Fever, Immigration and Quarantine in New South Wales, 1837-1840. / Foxhall, Katherine.

In: SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, Vol. 24, No. 3, 12.2011, p. 624 - 642.

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Foxhall, K 2011, 'Fever, Immigration and Quarantine in New South Wales, 1837-1840', SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 624 - 642. https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkq109

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Foxhall, K. (2011). Fever, Immigration and Quarantine in New South Wales, 1837-1840. SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, 24(3), 624 - 642. https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkq109

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Foxhall K. Fever, Immigration and Quarantine in New South Wales, 1837-1840. SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE. 2011 Dec;24(3):624 - 642. https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkq109

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Foxhall, Katherine. / Fever, Immigration and Quarantine in New South Wales, 1837-1840. In: SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE. 2011 ; Vol. 24, No. 3. pp. 624 - 642.

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