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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Psychiatric hospital care.,
  • Children of the mentally ill.,
  • Family psychotherapy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementHenry Grunebaum ... [et al.].
ContributionsGrunebaum, Henry, 1926-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC439 .M49
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 345 p. ;
Number of Pages345
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5045568M
ISBN 100226310213
LC Control Number74005740
OCLC/WorldCa1248715

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