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Medicinal Plants: An Expanding Role in Development

Jitendra Srivastava, John Lambert, and Noel Vietmeyer

The World Bank Washington, D.C.

Copyright © 1996

The International Bank for Reconstruction

and Development/THE WORLD BANK

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ISSN: 0253-7494

ISBN: 0-213-3613-4

Jitendra P. Srivastava is Principal Agriculturalist in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Department of the World Bank. John Lambert is professor of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Noel Vietmeyer is Senior Program Officer, Office of International Affairs, National Research Council, Washington, D.C..

Library of Congress Cataloging - in - Publication Data

Srivastava, Jitendra, 1940

Medicinal plants: an expanding role in development /Jitendra

Srivastava, John Lambert, and Noel Vietmeyer. p. cm.—(World Bank technical paper; no. 320)

ISBN 0-8213-3613-4

1. Materia medica, Vegetable.

2. Medicinal plants-Government policy.

3. Social medicine.

I. Lambert, John, 1938- .

II. Vietmeyer, Noel, 1940- . m. Title. IV. Series.

RS164.S73 1996


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