The development of contemporary chiropractic education in Denmark: an exploratory study

Corrie Myburgh, Johan Mouton

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2008-Oct
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Vol/bind31
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)583-92
Antal sider9
ISSN0161-4754
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. okt. 2008

Fingeraftryk

Chiropractic
Denmark
Illegitimacy
Education
History
Interviews
Delivery of Health Care

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The development of contemporary chiropractic education in Denmark: an exploratory study. / Myburgh, Corrie; Mouton, Johan.

I: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Bind 31, Nr. 8, 01.10.2008, s. 583-92.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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