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The diagnostic role of some electrophysiological procedures in dementia

B. R. Mallinson

The diagnostic role of some electrophysiological procedures in dementia

by B. R. Mallinson

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Published by Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dementia -- Diagnosis,
  • Electroencephalography,
  • Visual evoked responses,
  • Geriatric neurology

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 83-87.

    StatementB.R. Mallinson.
    SeriesPERS ;, 419, CSIR special report., 419.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC521 .M35 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 87 p. :
    Number of Pages87
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2105046M
    ISBN 10079690491X
    LC Control Number88155771
    OCLC/WorldCa20294674

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