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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
The hidden epidemic: confronting sexually transmitted diseases / Thomas R. Eng and William T. Butler, editors; Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Sexually transmitted diseases—United States. I. Eng, Thomas R. II. Butler, William T. III. Title.
[DMLM: 1. Sexually Transmitted Diseases—prevention & control—United States. 2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases—epidemiology—United States. 3. Health Policy—United States WC 144 159 1997]
DNLM/DLC for Library of Congress
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