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On types of imbecility (paper read before the Harveian Society) by Fletcher Beach

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Published by Pardon & Sons, printers in London .
Written in English


  • Mental Retardation, classification

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Edition Notes

Statementby Fletcher Beach
ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p. ;
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26268597M

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