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Carl-Henry Alström - bibliography

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Swedish psychiatrist, 1907-1993.


  • Mortality in mental hospitals with especial regard to tuberculosis.
    Doctoral dissertation in Psychiatry, No. 12, University of Uppsala.
    København, Munksgaard, 1942. 422 pages.
    Forms Supplement 24, Acta Psychiatrica et Neurologica Scandinavica, Copenhagen.
  • Über Gewichtsschwankungen bei Geisteskranken.
    Copenhagen, Munksgaard, 1943. Forms supplement 9, Acta Tuberculosa et Pneumologica Scandinavica, 1962-1965.
  • Peter Beighton & Gretha Beighton:
    The Man Behind the Syndrome.
    Springer Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 1986, page 205.

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