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Moral problems of mental defect a thesis offered in part fulfilment of the requirements for a doctorate in the theological faculty, Heythrop college, Oxon by James S. Cammack

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Published by Burns, Oates & Washbourne ltd. in London .
Written in English


  • Mental efficiency.,
  • People with mental disabilities.,
  • Heredity.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesMental defect, Moral problems of.
Statementby J.S. Cammack.
SeriesThe Bellarmine series ... [II]
LC ClassificationsRC628 .C32
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 200 p.
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6413400M
LC Control Number41001256

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