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Gender dynamics in the donation field: human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding

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Gender dynamics in the donation field : human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding. / Kent, Julie; Fannin, Maria; Dowling, Sally J.

In: Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol. 41, No. 3, 01.03.2019, p. 567-584.

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Kent, Julie ; Fannin, Maria ; Dowling, Sally J. / Gender dynamics in the donation field : human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding. In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 2019 ; Vol. 41, No. 3. pp. 567-584.

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