Psychiatric therapy in Georgian Britain

@article{Laffey2003PsychiatricTI,
  title={Psychiatric therapy in Georgian Britain},
  author={Paul Laffey},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={33},
  pages={1285 - 1297}
}
  • P. Laffey
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychological Medicine
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