Alcoholism and aging
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Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton, Fla .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Older people -- Alcohol use.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementeditors, W. Gibson Wood, Merrill F. Elias.
SeriesCRC series in aging
ContributionsWood, W. Gibson, 1945-, Elias, Merrill F., 1938-, New York (State). Research Institute on Alcoholism.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV5138 .A4 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination221 p. :
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4270844M
ISBN 100849358329
LC Control Number81017000

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