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Geopolitics in Health : Confronting Obesity, AIDS, and Tuberculosis in the Emerging BRICS Economies . / Gomez, Eduardo J.

Baltimore, MA : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. 320 p.

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Gomez, EJ 2017, Geopolitics in Health: Confronting Obesity, AIDS, and Tuberculosis in the Emerging BRICS Economies . Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MA.

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Gomez, E. J. (2017). Geopolitics in Health: Confronting Obesity, AIDS, and Tuberculosis in the Emerging BRICS Economies . Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Gomez EJ. Geopolitics in Health: Confronting Obesity, AIDS, and Tuberculosis in the Emerging BRICS Economies . Baltimore, MA: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. 320 p.

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Gomez, Eduardo J. / Geopolitics in Health : Confronting Obesity, AIDS, and Tuberculosis in the Emerging BRICS Economies . Baltimore, MA : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. 320 p.

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