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psychiatric unit in a general hospital its current and future role. by M. Ralph Kaufman

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Published by International Universities Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Psychiatric hospitals

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Edition Notes

StatementM. Ralph Kaufman, editor.
LC ClassificationsRC439 .K37
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 482 p.
Number of Pages482
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5951155M
LC Control Number65024003

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