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Disability in Asian cultures and beliefs history and service development by M. Miles

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Published by Haworth Pastoral Press in Binghamton, NY .
Written in English


  • People with disabilities -- Asia.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesJournal of religion, disability & health., Journal of religion, disability and health.
Statementsome collected papers by M. Miles.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 204 p. ;
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18882674M

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