`On the Question of Degeneration' by Emil Kraepelin (1908)1

  title={`On the Question of Degeneration' by Emil Kraepelin (1908)1},
  author={Eric J. Engstrom},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={389 - 398}
  • E. Engstrom
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • History
  • History of Psychiatry
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