Psychiatry's role in the holocaust.

@article{Breggin1993PsychiatrysRI,
  title={Psychiatry's role in the holocaust.},
  author={Peter Roger Breggin},
  journal={The International journal of risk \& safety in medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={
          133-48
        }
}
  • P. Breggin
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of risk & safety in medicine
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