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The First Thousand Days : Motherhood, Scientific Knowledge and Local Histories. / Pentecost, Michelle; Ross, Fiona.

In: Medical Anthropology, Vol. 38, No. 8, 17.11.2019, p. 747-761.

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Pentecost, M & Ross, F 2019, 'The First Thousand Days: Motherhood, Scientific Knowledge and Local Histories', Medical Anthropology, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 747-761. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2019.1590825

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Pentecost, M., & Ross, F. (2019). The First Thousand Days: Motherhood, Scientific Knowledge and Local Histories. Medical Anthropology, 38(8), 747-761. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2019.1590825

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Pentecost M, Ross F. The First Thousand Days: Motherhood, Scientific Knowledge and Local Histories. Medical Anthropology. 2019 Nov 17;38(8):747-761. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2019.1590825

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Pentecost, Michelle ; Ross, Fiona. / The First Thousand Days : Motherhood, Scientific Knowledge and Local Histories. In: Medical Anthropology. 2019 ; Vol. 38, No. 8. pp. 747-761.

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