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Some developments from the work of Melanie Klein.

@article{Spillius1983SomeDF,
  title={Some developments from the work of Melanie Klein.},
  author={Elizabeth Bott Spillius},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  year={1983},
  volume={64 (Pt 3)},
  pages={
          321-32
        }
}
  • E. Spillius
  • Published 1983
  • Psychology
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
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