The psych wards from behind a psychiatrist"s door by Russell C. Packard

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Published by P.S. Eriksson in Middlebury, Vt .

Written in English

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  • Packard, Russell C.,
  • Psychiatric hospital care.,
  • Psychiatric hospital patients.,
  • Psychiatry -- Study and teaching (Residency),
  • Psychiatric hospitals -- In-service training.,
  • Psychiatry -- personal narratives.,
  • Psychiatric Department, Hospital -- personal narratives.

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Statementby Russell C. Packard.
LC ClassificationsRC439 .P165 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination236 p. ;
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2856192M
ISBN 100839769040
LC Control Number84018720

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