Mental illness in an urban community an epidemiological study. by Vinod Rai Thacore

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Published by United Publishers in Allahabad .

Written in English

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LC ClassificationsRC451.I6 T45 1973
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Paginationiv, 150 p.
Number of Pages150
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Open LibraryOL5032909M
LC Control Number73902715

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