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Schizophrenia and genetics a twin study vantage point by Irving I. Gottesman

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Published by Academic Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Schizophrenia -- Genetic aspects,
  • Diseases in twins

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Bibliography: p. 349-365.

Statement[by] Irving I. Gottesman and James Shields. With a contribution by Paul E. Meehl.
SeriesPersonality and psychopathology,, 13
ContributionsShields, James, 1918-1978, joint author., Meehl, Paul E. 1920-
LC ClassificationsRC514 .G67 1972
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 433 p.
Number of Pages433
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5288230M
ISBN 100122934504
LC Control Number72007684

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