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Published by Gaskell, Distributed in North America by American Psychiatric Press in London, [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Mental illness -- Genetic aspects.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Peter McGuffin ... [et al.].
SeriesCollege seminars series
ContributionsMcGuffin, P., Royal College of Psychiatrists.
LC ClassificationsRC455.4.G4 S45 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 230 p. :
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1225087M
ISBN 100902241656, 0880486287
LC Control Number94225273

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