Tranquillisers and health care in crisis. / Gabe, Jonathan; Bury, M.

In: Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 32, No. 4, 1991, p. 449-454.

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In: Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 32, No. 4, 1991, p. 449-454.

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Gabe, J & Bury, M 1991, 'Tranquillisers and health care in crisis', Social Science & Medicine, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 449-454. https://doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(91)90347-F

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Gabe, J., & Bury, M. (1991). Tranquillisers and health care in crisis. Social Science & Medicine, 32(4), 449-454. https://doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(91)90347-F

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Gabe, Jonathan ; Bury, M. / Tranquillisers and health care in crisis. In: Social Science & Medicine. 1991 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 449-454.

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