The genetics of mental disorders

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Published by Oxford University Press in London, New York .

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  • Mental illness -- Genetic aspects,
  • Mental retardation -- Genetic aspects

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Bibliography: p. 358-397.

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Statement[by] Eliot Slater and Valerie Cowie.
SeriesOxford monographs on medical genetics, Oxford medical publications
ContributionsCowie, Valerie A., joint author.
LC ClassificationsRC455.4.G4 S56
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 413 p.
Number of Pages413
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5063962M
ISBN 100192641301
LC Control Number74029856

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