Gut rhetorics: Toward experiments in living with microbiota

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Gut rhetorics : Toward experiments in living with microbiota. / Kalin, Jason; Gruber, David R.

In: Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, Vol. 1, No. 3/4, 2018, p. 269-295.

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Kalin, J & Gruber, DR 2018, 'Gut rhetorics: Toward experiments in living with microbiota', Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, vol. 1, no. 3/4, pp. 269-295. https://doi.org/10.5744/rhm.2018.1014

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Kalin, J., & Gruber, D. R. (2018). Gut rhetorics: Toward experiments in living with microbiota. Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, 1(3/4), 269-295. https://doi.org/10.5744/rhm.2018.1014

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Kalin J, Gruber DR. Gut rhetorics: Toward experiments in living with microbiota. Rhetoric of Health & Medicine. 2018;1(3/4):269-295. https://doi.org/10.5744/rhm.2018.1014

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Kalin, Jason ; Gruber, David R. / Gut rhetorics : Toward experiments in living with microbiota. In: Rhetoric of Health & Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 1, No. 3/4. pp. 269-295.

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