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Social work with the aging the challenge and promise of the later years by Louis Lowy

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Published by Longman in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Social work with older people -- United States.,
  • Older people -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementLouis Lowy.
LC ClassificationsHV1461 .L69 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 435 p. ;
Number of Pages435
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2853083M
ISBN 100582284619
LC Control Number84015479

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