The early development of Kraepelin's ideas on classification: a conceptual history.

@article{Berros1988TheED,
  title={The early development of Kraepelin's ideas on classification: a conceptual history.},
  author={Germ{\'a}n E. Berr{\'i}os and Renate Hauser},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          813-21
        }
}
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