A Mother and a Friend

@article{Samuelsson1998AMA,
  title={A Mother and a Friend},
  author={Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson and Ulla Mauritzson and Maj Asplund Carlsson and Miyoko Ueda},
  journal={Childhood},
  year={1998},
  volume={5},
  pages={493 - 506}
}
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