rehabilitation of the older blind person--a shared responsibility a report of the Second Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar, New York, N.Y., January 17-19, 1977 by Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar (2nd 1977 New York, N.Y.)

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Published by National Rehabilitation Association in Washington .

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Statementedited by Leonard G. Perlman.
ContributionsPerlman, Leonard G., National Rehabilitation Association.
LC ClassificationsHV1597.5 .M37 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 130 p. ;
Number of Pages130
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Open LibraryOL4607885M
LC Control Number77371294

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