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Aspects of depressive illness a symposium arranged by the Postgraduate Committee in Medicine, University of Sydney, May, 1963. Edited by David Maddison and Glen M. Duncan. by David Maddison

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Published by E. & S. Livingstone in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Depression, Mental -- Congresses,
  • Manic-depressive illness -- Congresses

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ContributionsDuncan, Glen M,, University of Sydney. Postgraduate Commiteee in Medicine
LC ClassificationsRC516 M3 1963
The Physical Object
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16934988M

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