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Published by S.C. Dept. of Mental Health in [Columbia] .
Written in English



  • South Carolina.


  • Mental health laws -- South Carolina.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsSouth Carolina. Dept. of Mental Health.
LC ClassificationsKFS2165 .A3 1970b
The Physical Object
Pagination76 p.
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5169634M
LC Control Number74621088

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