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Mental retardation and social action a study of the associations for retarded children as a force for social change by Segal, Robert M.

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Published by Thomas in Springfield, Ill .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Children with mental disabilities -- United States -- Societies, etc

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 199-206.

Statementby Robert M. Segal.
LC ClassificationsHV894 .S43
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 211 p.
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5699596M
LC Control Number70115390

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