Hearing on the Bill (H. R. 14798) to Establish a Laboratory for the Study of the Criminal, Pauper, and Defective Classes: With a Bibliography

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1902 - Alcoholism - 309 pages
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Hearing is followed by "Bibliography of genius, insanity, idiocy, feeblemindedness, alcoholism, pauperism, and crime" reprinted from "Abnormal Man", Circular of Information No. 4, Bureau of Education (p. 139-304).

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