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Can we cope with dementia?

Can we cope with dementia?

workshop report, Royal Edinburgh Hospital 24th November1978

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Published by Common Services Agency, Scottish Health Service Centre in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Workshop organised by the Management Education and TrainingDivision of the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service.

Statement[edited by Dr. G.H. France].
ContributionsFrance, G. H., CommonServices Agency for the Scottish Health Service. Management Education and Training Division.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14133623M

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