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Looking Backward and Looking Forward: Anthropometric Research and the Development of Social Science History

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  • Komlos, John & Baten, Jörg, 2003. "Looking Backward and Looking Forward: Anthropometric Research and the Development of Social Science History," Discussion Papers in Economics 59, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
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