Debunking Antipsychiatry: Laing, Law, and Largactil

@article{Szasz2008DebunkingAL,
  title={Debunking Antipsychiatry: Laing, Law, and Largactil},
  author={Thomas Stephen Szasz},
  journal={Current Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={79-101}
}
  • T. Szasz
  • Published 29 April 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Psychology
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