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© 2007 Informa UK Ltd

First published in the United Kingdom in 1998 by Parthenon Publishing

Third edition published in 2007 by Informa Healthcare, 4 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN. Informa Healthcare is a trading division of Informa UK Ltd. Registered Office: 37/41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH. Registered in England and Wales Number 1072954.

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ISBN10: 0-415-37649-1 ISBN13: 978-0-415-37649-5

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