Medical Inquiries and Observations Upon the Diseases of the Mind

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John Grigg, 1830 - 365 pages

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Page 15 - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of May, AD 1828, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SG Goodrich, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit...
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