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Statementby the chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, One hundredth Congress, first session.
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care.
LC ClassificationsRA410.53 .P39 1987
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Paginationiii, 58 p. ;
Number of Pages58
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Open LibraryOL2494345M
LC Control Number87601375

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