The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus An International Perspective
Centre de Recherche CHUM, Montreal, Canada
International Diabetes Institute, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia and
Nuffield Institute for Health, Leeds, UK Foreword by
Sir George Alberti
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The epidemiology of diabetes mellitus : an international perspective / edited by Jean-Marie Ekoe, Paul Zimmet, Rhys Williams. p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-471-97448-X (cased)
1. Diabetes-Epidemiology. I. Ekoe, J.M. II. Zimmet, Paul. III. Williams, D.R.R. (David Robert Rhys)
RA645.D5 E654 2001
614.5 '9462—dc21 00-069341
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