Bio-politics and the promotion of traditional herbal medicine in Vietnam

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Bio-politics and the promotion of traditional herbal medicine in Vietnam. / Wahlberg, Ayo.

In: Health:, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2006, p. 123-147.

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Wahlberg, A 2006, 'Bio-politics and the promotion of traditional herbal medicine in Vietnam', Health:, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 123-147. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459306061784

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Wahlberg, A. (2006). Bio-politics and the promotion of traditional herbal medicine in Vietnam. Health:, 10(2), 123-147. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459306061784

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Wahlberg A. Bio-politics and the promotion of traditional herbal medicine in Vietnam. Health:. 2006;10(2):123-147. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459306061784

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Wahlberg, Ayo. / Bio-politics and the promotion of traditional herbal medicine in Vietnam. In: Health:. 2006 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 123-147.

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