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Mental health & urbanization proceedings of the 24th annual meeting, World Federation for Mental Health, Hong Kong, November, 1971. by World Federation for Mental Health.

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Published by Mental Health Association of Hong Kong in Hong Kong .
Written in English


  • Mental health -- Congresses.,
  • Urbanization -- Congresses.

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SeriesWorld Federation for Mental Health. Proceedings of the annual meeting ; 24th, 1971, Proceedings of the annual meeting (World Federation for Mental Health)
ContributionsMental Health Association of Hong Kong.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 200 p. :
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14091421M

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