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Published by U.S. Govt. print. off. in Washington .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • People with mental disabilities -- Care -- United States.,
  • People with mental disabilities -- Institutional care -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Joseph Zubin ...
LC ClassificationsRA11 .B177 no. 146
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 20 p.
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6392814M
LC Control Number39026027

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