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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • California.

Subjects:

  • Insane -- Commitment and detention -- California,
  • Mental health laws -- California

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementCarol A.B. Warren, with contributions by Stephen J. Morse, Jack Zusman.
ContributionsMorse, Stephen J., Zusman, Jack, 1934-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKFC111.I5 W37 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 265 p. ;
Number of Pages265
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3482443M
ISBN 100226873889
LC Control Number82001839

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