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Culture and aging an anthropological study of older Americans by Margaret Clark

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Published by C. C. Thomas in Springfield, Ill .
Written in English


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Bibliography, p. 451-461.

Statementby Margaret Clark and Barbara Gallatin Anderson. With the collaboration of Gerard G. Brissette, Majda T. Thurnher (and) Terry Camacho.
SeriesThe Langley Porter Institute studies of aging
ContributionsAnderson, Barbara Gallatin.
LC ClassificationsHQ1064.U5
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 478 p. ;
Number of Pages478
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19206225M

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