Warning--the media may be harmful to your health! a consumer"s guide to medical news and advertising by Ralph C. Heussner

Cover of: Warning--the media may be harmful to your health! | Ralph C. Heussner

Published by Andrews and McMeel in Kansas City, Mo .

Written in English

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  • Mass media in health education -- United States.,
  • Advertising -- Medicine -- United States.,
  • Consumer education -- United States.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Book details

Statementby Ralph C. Heussner, Jr. and Marla E. Salmon.
ContributionsSalmon, Marla E.
LC ClassificationsRA440.5 .H48 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 221 p. ;
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2047048M
ISBN 100836224256
LC Control Number88024241

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